One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
As much as (often used ironically of an amount or quantity considered small by the speaker)‘the show lasted all of six weeks’
- ‘Criminally this lasts all of about ninety seconds as if he wasn't supposed to be in the film at all but just happened to busking there when the director wandered by with his camera.’
- ‘That mood, however, lasted all of five minutes.’
- ‘This moment of Zen lasted all of 30 seconds.’
- ‘That final plan lasted all of about six months.’
- ‘This generated an amazing meeting that lasted all of thirty seconds, in which Brian declared were keeping Studio X.’
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