I am new to this site, but I know there is a similar question on it, it's just not quite the same. What I mean by "all things X" could, for example, be like this: "He was interested in all things baseball." meaning that s/he is interested in everything that has something to do with baseball. In this example there is a noun after "All things..." Now, would it be proper for an adjective to replace the X? I.e. s/he did all things possible but still couldn't find the solution. Thank you in advance

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    I think the phrasing "every possible thing" would be more idiomatic.
    – Laurel
    Mar 16 '18 at 16:55
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    'He was knowledgeable in all things scientific' would work.
    – Nigel J
    Mar 16 '18 at 17:00
  • Related: "What does “All things X” mean?" (I don't know if you saw it already; I assume from your choice of example that you have seen "all things baseball")
    – herisson
    Mar 16 '18 at 17:16
  • @NigelJ: Yes, but it is really a somewhat high-falutin / poetic alternative to the more natural form today: 'He was knowledgeable in everything scientific'. (Or maybe 'He knew all about everything scientific'.) Mar 16 '18 at 17:24

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