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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.
all kinds of (people or things)
A diverse group or collection of people or things. The little shop sells all kinds of kitschy souvenirs meant to idealize the quaint pastoral simplicity of rural Ireland. I know you have this idea in your head about what happened, but remember that our memories are laced with all kinds of subconscious mistakes and fabrications. If you're feeling self-conscious, try to remember that all kinds of people go to the gym, ranging from ripped jock types to gray-haired grannies.
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*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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
all kinds ofInformal
Plenty of; ample: We have all kinds of time to finish the job.
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