of all places

of all places

The least expected place compared to anywhere else. My parents are taking us to Louisiana, of all places. What the heck is there to do in Louisiana?
See also: all, of, place

of ˈall people/places/things

used to emphasize that the person/place/thing is the most or least likely in the circumstances: You of all people should be sympathetic, having just had a similar accident yourself.If it’s a rest they need, then why go to New York of all places?
See also: all, of, people, place, thing
References in classic literature ?
Clements, I had thought it the strangest and most unaccountable of all places for Sir Percival to select for a clandestine meeting with the clerk's wife.