(all) to ourselves

(all) to ourselves
(all) to ourselves phrase
used for saying that you and someone else do not have to share something with other people

Freddy’s folks were away, so we had the place all to ourselves.

Now we’ve both retired, we have more time to ourselves.

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Main entry: ourselves

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(all) to ourˈselves idiom
for us alone; not shared with anyone

We had the pool all to ourselves.

Main entry:ourselvesidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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