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All of a Heap

What Does "All of a Heap" Mean?

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"All of a heap" is an English idiom. It means "suddenly, without warning."

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "all of a heap" used in a sentence:
  • The news hit me all of a heap.
  • She found herself feeling all of a heap when the surprise was revealed.
  • The realization came to him all of a heap.
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What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "All of a Heap" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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