Meaning of “be all (that) you can do” in the English Dictionary

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"be all (that) you can do" in British English

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be all (that) you can do


If it is all (that) you can do to do something, you are trying very hard to do it and it is difficult:

This is so boring, it's all I can do to stay awake.

(Definition of “be all (that) you can do” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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