Meaning of “of all people/things/places” in the English Dictionary


"of all people/things/places" in English

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of all people/things/places

used to express the idea that a particular person/thing/place is unlikely or surprising:

Donna, of all people, is the last one I'd expect to see at the gym.
And why did you choose Iceland for a holiday, of all places?

(Definition of “of all people/things/places” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)