not be all morning

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A shortening of "et cetera," a Latin phrase literally meaning "and the others," used to allude to or include other similar things without naming them directly. I didn't do much today besides housework—you know, the laundry, the dishes, etc. It's a birthday party, so we'll just have cake, ice cream, etc.

not be all morning

To not take a long time in the morning, or all the hours in the morning. Usually used in the present tense to convey annoyance. How long is this repair job going to take? It better not be all morning! Run this to the post office, but don't be all morning, OK?
See also: all, morning, not

(Good) morning.

the standard greeting phrase used any time between midnight and noon. Bob: Good morning. Bill: Good morning, Bob. You sure get up early!