all the rage


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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 thing

That which is currently (and usually temporarily) fashionable or trendy. Haven't you heard? Wearing knee-high socks is all the thing 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

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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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rage

in. to party; to celebrate. (Collegiate.) Fred and Mary were raging over at the frat house last weekend.
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