Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

(not) all (too/that)

all toonot all that
Meaning(s)
1) more often than desirable, not very (something)
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    • all too common/well, not all that common/well
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  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. People driving while looking down at their phones has become an all too common sight on the roads. The police should be doing more to crack down on it. 
    2. I know Barry, but not all that well. I only met him a couple of weeks ago.
    3. The book wasn't all that interesting, so I didn't bother reading to the end.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. These manufacturing problems have been happening all too often recently. We need to stop faffing around and figure out a way to resolve them once and for all.
    2. Having worked in the hospitality industry for 20 years, I know all too well how difficult it is to run a successful hotel.
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