all hollow

EnglishEdit

AdverbEdit

all hollow (not comparable)

  1. (idiomatic) As a foregone conclusion.
    • 1811 Dictionary of Vulgar Tongue,
      He was beat all hollow, i.e. he had no chance of conquering:
      it was all hollow, or a hollow thing, it was a decided thing from the beginning.
  2. Common misspelling of all hallow.
Last modified on 9 February 2014, at 06:35