it's all (one) can do (to do something)(redirected from it's all someone can do to do something)
it's all (one) can do (to do something)
One is barely managing to do something that is exceptionally difficult. I'm so excited—it's all I can do to keep the news a secret! It was all I could do to stop myself from arguing with Janet's father at the party.
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