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all the rage

slang Very popular. Disco music was all the rage in the 1970s. I can't believe that stupid dance is all the rage right now.
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all the rage

Fig. in current fashion; being a current fad. A new dance called the "floppy disc" is all the rage. Wearing a rope instead of a belt was all the rage in those days.
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all the rage

Also, all the thing. The current or latest fashion, with the implication that it will be short-lived, as in In the 1940s the lindy-hop was all the rage. The use of rage reflects the transfer of an angry passion to an enthusiastic one; thing is vaguer. [Late 1700s] These terms are heard less often today than the synonym the thing.
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all the rage

INFORMAL
If something is all the rage, it is very popular and fashionable. The 1950s look is all the rage at the moment. He wore a strange outfit which might have been all the rage when Dickens was busy scribbling. Note: You can also just say that something is the rage. This style of sleeve became the rage.
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all the rage

very popular or fashionable.
Rage is used here in the sense of a widespread (and often temporary) enthusiasm or fashion.
1998 New Scientist The weather people call this repetition ‘ensemble forecasting’, and it has been all the rage since an unexpected storm blew in late one evening and ripped through southern Britain in October 1987 .
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all the ˈrage

(informal) very popular or fashionable: Short hair is all the rage at the moment. OPPOSITE: old hat
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