English Phrase of the Day

all along



Definitions

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all along
     1. adv. (duration, idiomatic) For the entire time; always.
           He thought he had me fooled, but I knew the truth all along.
           All along the beach, people were lounging on orange chairs. Why orange?
Analysis
all
     1. adv. (degree) intensifier.
           It suddenly went all quiet.
           She was all, “Whatever.”
     2. adv. (poetic) Entirely.
     3. adv. Apiece; each.
along
     1. prep. By the length of; in a line with the length of; lengthwise next to.
     2. prep. In a line with, with a progressive motion on; onward on; forward on.
     3. adv. In company; together.
           I am going to the store. Do you want to come along?
     4. adv. Onward, forward, with progressive action.

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You've been here all along haven't you? 
Their case all along was that they were still acting under the force of the duress. 
What these memos appear to substantiate is what we have believed all along

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