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all kinds of

1. Many varieties or types of. You meet all kinds of people when you live in a big city. It's a huge store with all kinds of dresses—I'm sure you'll find one you like.
2. slang Extremely; very. Oh, their family is all kinds of dysfunctional! That movie was all kinds of awesome! I can't wait to see it again.
See also: all, kind, of

*all kinds of someone or something

Fig. a great number of people or things; a great amount of something, especially money. (*Typically: be ~; have ~.) There were all kinds of people there, probably thousands. The Smith family has all kinds of money.
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all kinds of

1. Also, all manner or sorts of . All or many varieties of something, as in Before the banquet, they served all kinds of drinks, or He sold exotic fruit of all sorts, or The museum featured all manner of artifacts. [Early 1300s]
2. A large amount of something, as in She has all kinds of money. This hyperbolic usage is colloquial.
See also: all, kind, of

all kinds of

Informal
Plenty of; ample: We have all kinds of time to finish the job.
See also: all, kind, of
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Every body we know surrounds himself with a fine house, fine books, conservatory, gardens, equipage and all manner of toys, as screens to interpose between himself and his guest.
In addition to straight-up advice, Packer includes questions from teens ("Dear Alex,"), survey results (he has done his research), quizzes, and, perhaps most importantly, suggested wording for all manner of situations.
We feel there is a bright future for SD as the accepted way of documenting all manner of clinical encounters.
Miss Manners rejects the notion that all manners must make sense, which would eliminate most traditions and ceremonies.
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