One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to indicate that not a single thing or person is missing.
- ‘The sentences are fine - subject, object, verb: all present and correct - but, when strung together, their meaning grows elusive.’
- ‘On the security side, checking email for spam and viruses is all present and correct, and parents can restrict their children's’ access to the internet through website filtering and time restrictions.’
- ‘The mannerisms of Iranian cinema are all present and correct.’
- ‘Diana Ross, Sister Sledge, Chic, Barry White and Gloria Gaynor are all present and correct.’
- ‘His trademark strutting, pouting, leaping, punching and perspiring were all present and correct and he skipped his way around the stage like he was genuinely enjoying the evening.’
- ‘Here is the next chapter, all present and correct!’
- ‘It's a rewrite but the sensibility is all present and correct.’
- ‘Yep, they're there now, all present and correct.’
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