for all the world as if/though...

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for all the world as if (someone or something)

Exactly; in every way. Wow, you look for all the world as if you did something wrong—why the guilty face?
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for all the world as though (someone or something)

Exactly; in every way. Wow, you look for all the world as though you did something wrong—why the guilty face?
See also: all, though, world

for all the ˈworld as if/though...

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for all the ˈworld like somebody/something

(written) exactly as if...; exactly like somebody/something: She stood up and shouted at him, then sat down and went on with her work for all the world as if nothing had happened.
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The London scene in the '60s was pretty restricted, as Terence Conran has pointed out, centering mostly on the King's Road, Chelsea, and parts of Notting Hill Gate; much of the rest of the city remained in a postwar time warp, whole areas being immune to visual and moral transgressions - for all the world as though they were still in an Ealing comedy (morphed, by the end of the decade, into a Joe Orton farce).
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