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  1. used for emphasizing that you wish that something did not happen so much or that something was not true

    All too often it is the victim who gets blamed.

    the all too familiar story of a man ruined by his own ambition

    only too easy/true/apparent etc:

    They discovered that unfortunately the rumour was only too true.

    know only too well:

    I knew only too well how dangerous the operation might be.

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a person who has or claims to have a lot of influence

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