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I'm familiar with "to be all thumbs" and "to be all ears" but I recently came across "She was all smiles", which I thought was interesting.

I'm wondering whether there are other plural nouns usually used in this construction.

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    I'm all left feet is another well-established variant. But to a first approximation, it's a "productive" construction, so lots of effectively one-off usages may have occurred. Commented Apr 27, 2023 at 23:28
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    I'm all butterflies Commented Apr 27, 2023 at 23:34
  • All eyes, 'she is all legs', he (a man who gropes women or girls) is all hands, a clumsy person is all left feet, all mouth and no trousers (said my mother of boastful men). Commented Apr 28, 2023 at 9:44

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