One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to suggest that there is still some chance of success or recovery.‘I know things look grim, but all is not lost’
- ‘Regardless of what the evidence might suggest, all is not lost.’
- ‘Fortunately all is not lost - on the landscape front at least.’
- ‘Meanwhile, all is not lost in this dismal scenario.’
- ‘But all is not lost for the pretty singer who is due to give birth today, there are already a number of top record companies knocking on her door.’
- ‘On the musical side of the Carnival, all is not lost, though.’
- ‘However, in spite of the gloom, government sources yesterday suggested that perhaps all is not lost.’
- ‘However, all is not lost for the field hockey team.’
- ‘Listening to this, made me feel that all is not lost yet.’
- ‘Just to show that all is not lost as far as civility in Anglo-Saxon politics is concerned, let me tell a fourth story from much more recent times.’
- ‘Well, it may be a mangled mess, but all is not lost.’
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