A: What are your memories of the U. S. - Soviet Union game in 1980, Seth? ;-)

B: I was all of six months old that day. ;)

Does he mean he's exactly six months old that day?

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When used with age, the all of means that someone is or was too young for something or doing something.

all of - As much as (often used ironically of an amount or quantity considered small by the speaker)

This means, he was too young to have memories.

  • This can be more generally used when you want to say that you don't have much of something in a slightly jokey way. "I can't come out to the cinema, I have all of £10 left in my account!"
    – TarkaDaal
    Commented Aug 6, 2014 at 12:12

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