all hollow

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English[edit]

Adverb[edit]

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.