not take all morning


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 take 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 be? It better not take all morning! Run this to the post office, but don't take all morning, OK?
See also: all, morning, not, take
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(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!
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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