every living soul

every living soul

Everyone. Used for emphasis. Did you invite every living soul to this party? Who are all these people?
See also: every, living, soul
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

every living soul

Fig. every person. I expect every living soul to be there and be there on time. This is the kind of problem that affects every living soul.
See also: every, living, soul
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A great hush of awe, a stillness of breathless expectation, possesses every living soul of us.
Even if many of the players now take a break, you can bet that every living soul at Sabener Strasse will have a view about how Sane can improve the Bundesliga champions for as long as the uncertainty continues.
"Every living soul that comes into the stadium on Thursday has to be ready to fight and give it to them.
"Every living soul that comes into the stadium on Thursday has to be ready to fight and give it to them, and we should be able to pull everything out of the locker for that game."
"Every living soul that comes into the stadium has to be ready to fight and give it to them, and we should be able to pull everything out of the locker for that game."
Trigger happy army and police will arrest and kill anybody found on the road on Friday, so the best advice is for every living soul to stay indoors during this general strike.
Now I don't want to sound like an aging citizen who proclaims his ailments to every living soul. I want to dance like a gracefully aging swan priest.
This answer often popped out after I'd just returned from some Heart-Of-Darkness where every living soul knew that the difference between slaves and free people is having the means and determination to defend their lives, property and liberties.
You can compensate for all the wastage you've been responsible for by feeding a few of those who haven't been privileged enough to even earn the three square meals that every living soul needs to be entitled to.
We felt we knew you as a whole For it seemed your art spoke to each of us in turn - And yet there is a part of every living soul Beyond reach that no-one else will learn.
It is a profound waste of our most precious resource -- our intellectual capital -- to require every living soul in this country with a dime and the urge to save it to become an expert on the stock market.
If you asked every living soul on God's earth what is the greatest horse race, the most popular answer would be the Grand National.
"I want you to go out to every living soul you can find between now and Election Day and tell them ...
I'm sure I speak on behalf of every living soul in Iceland when I say we looked at it with utter dismay and total disbelief."