Can You Understand “all it took” Grammatically?
I try to translate the lyrics from “I Want You Back” by the Jackson 5. However, I couldn’t understand “One glance was all it took”. Especially I’d like to know what “it” refers to. Following is part of the lyrics. “When I had you to myself, I didn’t want you around. Those pretty faces always made you stand out in a crowd. But someone picked you from the bunch, one glance was all it took.”