One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Be very worldly or very familiar with a particular situation.
- ‘Don't be embarrassed if this happens to you; maternity staff have seen it all before!’
- ‘They have that knowing look of people who have seen it all before.’
- ‘Their manager is one of the most experienced around and has seen it all before.’
- ‘Washingtonians have seen it all before and they're not impressed.’
- ‘He portrays the wise Detective Sean Harrison, who has seen it all before.’
- ‘Black, who has seen it all before, is much more cynical.’
- ‘They had seen it all before and were having no part of it.’
- ‘I have seen it all before, and, based on the current form of both teams, I know when not to make glib forecasts.’
- ‘I thought it was ironic because we had seen it all before.’
- ‘After 12 Wimbledons, seven of which he's won, the 29-year-old has seen it all before.’
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