the mother of all

the mother of all something

an extreme example of something Donny's car crash was the mother of all crashes. Hundreds will travel to Stonehenge, the mother of all places to celebrate the longest day of the year.
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the mother of all something

  (informal)
an extreme example of something Mike's suffering from the mother of all hangovers after the party last night.
See a mummy's's boy, be tied to mother's apron strings
See also: all, mother, of
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On December 9, 1531, in an area where much human sacrifice was then being practiced, the Virgin Mary said the following to Blessed Juan Diego: "I am your merciful Mother, the Mother of all who live united in this land, and of all mankind, of all those who love me, of those who cry to me, of those who have confidence in
Seven years later, in May of 1930 Our Lord explained to Sister Lucia of Fatima that souls offend and blaspheme against the Immaculate Heart of Mary by refusing to accept her as the Mother of all mankind.
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