all at once

all at once
adverb
1. all at the same time (Freq. 1)
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Let's say `Yes!' all at once

Syn: ↑all together
2. without warning (Freq. 1)
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all at once, he started shouting

Syn: ↑all of a sudden

* * *

1) without warning; suddenly

all at once the noise stopped

2) all at the same time

scared and excited all at once

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ˌall at ˈonce idiom
1. suddenly

All at once she lost her temper.

I can't do everything all at once— you'll have to be patient.

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