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that's all (there is to it)

This page is about the conversational phrase that's all (there is to it)

Meaning

You can use this phrase if there's nothing else you want to say about something, or if there's nothing more to a story.

For example

  • "You were in the park to sell drugs, weren't you?"
    "No! I was just walking my dog - that's all. I swear!"

  • "Are Toby and Elliot sleeping together?"
    "They're best friends, but that's all there is to it as far as I know."

Quick Quiz

If someone says "We were working - that's all", they're saying they

a. did the work all by themselves

b. weren't doing anything but working

c. did all the work they were told to do

Contributor: Matt Errey