beat all

idi+inf to be surprising or impressive:
Did he really? Well, if that doesn't beat all![/ex]

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • beat\ all — • beat all • beat the Dutch v. phr. informal To be strange or surprising. John found a box full of money buried in his garage. Doesn t that beat all! It beats the Dutch how Tom always makes a basket …   Словарь американских идиом

  • beat all — or[beat the Dutch] {v. phr.}, {informal} To be strange or surprising. * /John found a box full of money buried in his garage. Doesn t that beat all!/ * /It beats the Dutch how Tom always makes a basket./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • beat all — or[beat the Dutch] {v. phr.}, {informal} To be strange or surprising. * /John found a box full of money buried in his garage. Doesn t that beat all!/ * /It beats the Dutch how Tom always makes a basket./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • beat all — vp Be outrageous. Doesn t that beat all? 1930s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • beat all — be amazing or impressive well, that beats all …   Useful english dictionary

  • beat\ all\ hollow — • beat all hollow • beat hollow v. phr. slang To do much better than; to beat very badly. We beat their team all hollow. As a speaker, he beats us all hollow …   Словарь американских идиом

  • beat all hollow — also[beat hollow] {v. phr.}, {slang} To do much better than; to beat very badly. * /We beat their team all hollow./ * /As a speaker, he beats us all hollow./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • beat all hollow — also[beat hollow] {v. phr.}, {slang} To do much better than; to beat very badly. * /We beat their team all hollow./ * /As a speaker, he beats us all hollow./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • beat all hollow — phrasal see beat hollow …   Useful english dictionary

  • to beat all -s — that is infinitely better than all the things mentioned a PC screen saver to beat all screen savers …   Useful english dictionary


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