tout (e) , (plural)
all day toute la journée
all night toute la nuit
all men tous les hommes
all five tous les cinq
all the food toute la nourriture
all the books tous les livres
all the apples toutes les pommes
all the time tout le temps
all his life toute sa vie
of all places, They met in a supermarket, of all places. Ils se sont rencontrés dans un supermarché, aussi incroyable que cela puisse paraître.
for all ...
(=despite) malgré ...
→ For all its faults, the film instantly became a classic.
For all his faults, he's a good father. Malgré ses défauts, c'est un bon père.
to be all things to all people, to be all things to all men plaire à tout le monde
→ The Liberal Democrats want to be all things to all people
→ Mr Blair is "trying to be all things to all men"
I ate it all, I ate all of it j'ai tout mangé
all of us went nous y sommes tous allés
all of the boys went tous les garçons y sont allés
is that all? c'est tout ?
ce sera tout ?
above all surtout, par-dessus tout
after all après tout
After all, nobody can make us go. Après tout, personne ne peut nous obliger à y aller.
at all, I never really liked him at all. Je n'ai jamais eu la moindre affection pour lui à vrai dire.
There were no roads at all. Il n'y avait pas la moindre route.
not at all (in answer to question)
pas du tout
"Are you tired?" -- "No, not at all." "Tu es fatigué?" -- "Non, pas du tout."
(in answer to thanks)
je vous en prie!
"Thank you so much!" -- "Not at all!" "Merci beaucoup!" -- "Je vous en prie!"
I'm not at all tired., I'm not tired at all. Je ne suis pas du tout fatigué (e) .
anything at all, Anything at all will do. N'importe quoi fera l'affaire.
(=in total) en tout
→ In all some 15 million people live in the selected areas ...
→ There was evidence that thirteen people in all had taken part in planning the murder.
That comes to fifteen dollars in all. Cela revient à quinze dollars en tout.
all in all tout bien considéré
→ We both thought that all in all it might not be a bad idea ...
→ All in all, it appeared that a pretty depressing summer awaited Jones.
... and all ... y compris (e)
The dog ate it, mustard and all. Le chien l'a mangé, moutarde y comprise.
→ He dropped his sausage on the pavement and someone's dog ate it, mustard and all.
for all I know pour ce que j'en sais
→ For all we know, he may even not be in this country.
for all I care pour ce que ça me fait
→ You can go right now for all I care.
best of all, ... et surtout, ...
→ best of all, the food was free
→ The best news of all was that they found nothing wrong
first of all tout d'abord
→ First of all, answer these questions ...
of all the cheek! quel culot!
→ Of all the lazy, indifferent, unbusinesslike attitudes to have!
all of ten minutes (as a long time)
pas moins de dix minutes
→ It took him all of 41 minutes to score his first goal ...
(as a short time)
pas plus de dix minutes
→ I'm just checking up on Kim. It'll take me all of five minutes.
that's all (at end of sentence)
I'm curious, that's all. Je suis curieux, c'est tout.
→ `Why do you want to know that?' he demanded. -- `Just curious, that's all.' ...
→ `I had no desire to be a mother - I had a child, that's all.'
one and all
(=everyone) tous sans exception
→ Being in charge of the National Health Service reforms did not endear him to one and all.
→ A very happy New Year to one and all
all alone tout (e) seul (e)
2 all (as score)
The score is 2 all. Le score est de 2 partout.
... as all that, It's not as hard as all that. Ce n'est pas si difficile que ça.
all that much, He isn't all that much older than me. Il n'est pas tellement plus âgé que moi.
all that difficult si difficile que ça
It wasn't all that difficult. Ça n'était pas si difficile que ça.
→ He said it would not be all that difficult to reach a peaceful conclusion to the conflict.
all the more d'autant plus
all the better d'autant mieux
(=almost) presque, pratiquement
→ The concrete wall that used to divide this city has now all but gone ...
→ He has been all but forgotten.
Their water was all but gone. Ils n'avaient presque plus d'eau.
(=all except) tous (toutes) sauf
all but her closest friends toutes sauf ses meilleures amies
→ The plant will stand all but the worst winters out of doors.
→ The general was an unattractive man to all but his most ardent admirers ...
all in (mainly British)
(=inclusive of everything) tout compris
£25 all in 25 livres tout compris
→ Dinner is about £25 all in.
to be all in (British)
(=tired) être crevé (e) *
→ `Have you eaten? - You look all in!'
that's all very well, but ... c'est bien beau mais ...
→ It is all very well to urge people to give more to charity when they have less, but is it really fair?
n to give one's all donner son maximum → I gave my all in five years with the team. to do one's all to make sure that ... faire son maximum pour être sûr que ... → He vowed to do his all to make sure they won. to put one's all into sth s'investir complètement dans qch → He puts his all into every game. → Betty put her all into the campaign.
all-male cent pour cent masculin
→ Women cricketers have been invited to apply to join the Marylebone Cricket Club, ending its tradition of all-male membership
→ It is often very hard to compare all-male and all-female jobs.
an all-girl band un groupe féminin, un groupe de filles
all-natural cent pour cent naturel
→ all-natural household cleansers
all-cotton sheets des draps en pur coton
→ ... all-cotton sheeting.
all-over tan bronzage m intégral
[boy, girl, hero] cent pour cent américain (e)
→ ... the image of the standard all-American boy.
→ John Wayne established himself as the archetypal all-American hero
[sportsman] complet (-ète)
(after attack, air raid)
fin f d'alerte
→ The all clear sounded.
to give sb the all clear donner le feu vert à qn
→ James Beattie is hoping to be given the all clear for a return to training this week.
→ The Advertising Standards Authority gave the all-clear to the new poster campaign.
to get the all clear recevoir le feu vert
→ As soon as we've got the all clear, I'll order the trucks.
(=all-encompassing) universel (le)
→ His hospitality was instantaneous and all-embracing.
adj capital (e) , crucial (e)
[charge] tout compris inv
[price, rate] tout compris inv
→ An all-inclusive two-week holiday costs around £2880 per person.
→ The price is all-inclusive, with flights from Gatwick.
n combinaison f
n (British) catch m
[shop, café] ouvert (e) toute la nuit
[party, meeting] qui dure toute la nuit
nuit f de fête
→ I hoped I wouldn't have to turn up for training after an all-nighter at Dell's
nuit f de travail
→ He often pulled all-nighters with his staff to get a job done on time.
[attack, assault, offensive] général (e)
→ an all-out attack on trade unions
→ He warned that an all-out assault on their neighbors would be folly.
→ The government has embarked on an all-out offensive to destroy rebel bases.
[effort] total (e)
→ an all-out effort to bring the fire under control
all-out strike grève f générale
→ an all-out strike which brought production to a halt
all-out war guerre f totale
→ The clamour grew for India to wage all-out war against Pakistan.
→ an all-out war on drugs by the police
to go all out (physically)
y aller à fond
to go all out for to do sth se donner à fond pour faire qch
→ They are going all out to ensure it doesn't happen again.
to go all out for sth se donner à fond pour qch
→ Brazil are going all out for the World Cup.
[committee, group, talks] multipartite
[god] tout-puissant (e)
→ How can you believe in a loving, all-powerful God who allows such a tragedy?
[king, president, state, government, organization] tout-puissant (e)
→ ... the all-powerful labour unions.
→ The state in these countries was all-powerful, setting production quotas, controlling prices, and extracting taxes in kind and in labor
[influence] tout-puissant (e)
→ a biodegradable, all-purpose cleaner, for general stain removal
[glue] universel (le)
[flour, potatoes] tous usages
→ Use all-purpose flour if you cannot find pastry flour.
all right , alright
[meal, wine, film] pas mal
→ The red wine sauce was all right.
→ "Do you like the champagne?" -- "It's all right."
The film was all right. Le film n'était pas mal.
Most of the teachers are all right. La plupart des professeurs sont plutôt bien.
to be all right by sb (showing approval)
That's all right by me! D'accord!
→ "Shall I open some more wine?" -- "That's all right by me."
(=in good health) en forme
(=in good spirits) content (e)
I'm all right. Ça va bien.
Are you all right? Ça va ?
[feel, work, turn out] bien
→ Things have worked out all right.
→ It's very foggy - can you see all right?
→ It seems to be working all right with the new batteries.
Everything turned out all right. Tout s'est bien terminé.
(agreeing to sth)
"We'll talk about it later." -- "All right." "On en reparlera plus tard." -- "D'accord."
→ "Can you help?" -- "All right."
→ "I think you should go now." -- "All right."
Is that all right with you? Tu es d'accord ?
(=in all domains)
[player, entertainer] complet (-ète)
[athlete, sportsman] complet (-ète)
a good all-round performance une performance très complète
→ That was possibly our best all-round performance of the season.
[visibility] global (e)
→ There's a huge area of glass in this vehicle and for the driver all-round visibility is excellent.
to be a good all-rounder être bon (ne) en tout
→ He's really talented, a good all-rounder.
all-singing all-dancing *
adj tout (e) nouveau (nouvelle) , tout (e) beau (belle)
→ ... the executive's new all-singing, all-dancing website.
→ It will be an inquiry process, segregated into three separate parts, rather than an all-singing, all-dancing public inquiry
[cast, team] de vedettes
→ It could hardly be an all-star team without David Beckham
→ Judi Dench leads an all-star cast in this adaptation of J. M. Barrie's novel
n vélo m tout-terrain
n véhicule m tout-terrain
[record] absolu (e) , sans précédent
sb's all-time favourite la référence absolue de qn
→ he cites Once Upon a Time in America as an all-time favourite
That film is my all-time favourite. Ce film est ma référence absolue.
an all-time great un des grands
He's one of the all-time greats of British athletics. C'est l'un des grands de l'athlétisme britannique.
to be at an all-time high être au plus haut
→ Amazon's stock price was close to an all-time high
→ female drinking levels are at an all-time high
to be at an all-time low être au plus bas
→ The president's popularity is at an all-time low.
→ The pound has reached an all-time low.
her all-time favourite film sa référence absolue en matière de film, le film qu'elle préfère entre tous
adv en tout
→ All told, the flats needed £45,000 to bring them back into use
→ Any hope of my raising any volunteers here? I have one hundred and twenty men, all told.
[track, surface, pitch] tous temps
[racing, hurdling] tous temps
[tyres] tous temps
be-all and end-all
(=most important consideration)
the be-all and end-all le summum
→ For some people, competing is the be-all and end-all of their running.
to be the be-all and end-all for sb être d'une importance primordiale pour qn
→ In the past, football was the be-all and end-all for me
bugger all , bugger-all
** que dalle
(lit) (for illnesses)
→ Their aunt used aspirin as a cure-all for her children when they were sick.
(fig) (for problems)
→ Lowering of interest rates has been presented by the media as a kind of universal cure-all.
n mêlée f générale
→ The queue for tickets turned into a free-for-all
jack-of-all-trades , jack of all trades
n (able to do all sorts of things)
touche-à-tout m inv
→ A jack of all trades, Dr Peters is a physician, homeopath, osteopath and acupuncturist.
He's a jack of all trades. C'est un touche-à-tout.
n (British) je-sais-tout * mf
He's such a know-all! C'est Monsieur je-sais-tout!
→ He's a right know-all.
n (US) je-sais-tout * mf
npl (British) bonbons mpl au réglisse or à la réglisse
one size fits all , one-size-fits-all
adj (not catering for individual needs)
[policy, approach] taille unique inv
→ I see the one-size-fits-all monetary policy as a disadvantage
a one-size-fits-all approach une approche taille unique