all of a sudden

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌɔl əv ə ˈsʌdən/

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all of a sudden (not comparable)

  1. (set phrase, colloquial) Suddenly, quickly.
    All of a sudden I felt very hot and tired.
    Synonyms: all at once, at one stroke, in one fell swoop, just like that, out of the blue

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