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only all the time Barny: Do you ever go behind the rope and touch it? ( the Liberty Bell) A guy (work at the Liberty Bell): Only all the time. What does only all the time mean?
21 авг. 2019 г., 7:11
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It's a way of emphasizing 'all the time', or making known how important 'all the time' is to the speaker. Often it's said in a dry/ironic/sarcastic manner. Usually we associate 'only' in some limiting manner - 'only once or twice' ie just a few times. So by adding 'all the time', as in 'only all the time', the fact that we are trying to put a limit on 'all the time' actually has the opposite effect and signifies that 'all the time' is very important to the speaker. A similar expression is 'only forever'
21 августа 2019 г.
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