I am reading the book, Diary of a Wimpy kid.

What is the meaning of "All i need" in the sentence, "All I need is for some jerk to catch me carrying this book around and get the wrong idea." ?

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all I need

means there is only one thing which is necessary

All I need is a glass of water.

However, in your example

all I need

is a sarcastic remark which actually means the opposite

what I really don't need is for some jerk...

Context is very important to discern the meaning.


It means "The last thing I need...".

Something you don't need and maybe fear.

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