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All but one

Posted by R. Berg on May 23, 2003

In Reply to: All but one posted by Celia on May 23, 2003

: Hi,

: Could anyone tell me the meaning of the phrase 'all but one'?

: Thank you.

In this phrase, "but" means "except." "Of 50 runners, all but one finished the race" means 49 runners finished.