Noun + ずくめ
Noun (A) + ずくめ + の + Noun (B)
In cases where ずくめ will directly modify the following noun, の will come between ずくめ and that noun.
今月も仕事ずくめになりそうだ。It seems like I'm going to be doing nothing but work again this month.
- 最近は嫌なことずくめで全然楽しくない。I'm not having the best time right now, because nothing but bad things are happening.
- 彼は黒ずくめの男たちに誘拐された。He was kidnapped by men covered in black.
- 警察への電話：もしもし、家の前に黒ずくめの車が何台も止まっているんで今から言う住所まできてもらってもいいですか。Calling the cops: Hello, there are several jet black cars parked in front of my house, so could you please come to the address I'm about to tell you?
While ずくめ may be used in either positive or negative contexts, it is mainly seen in set expressions, so is best used with combinations that you have already heard or read.
国づくしの偉い人が集まった。Great people from all sorts of countries gathered.
Newspaper headline: 'June - A Heatwave full of Temperature Records'
Regulations are needed, but isn't a society that is about to suffocate with nothing but restrictions overbearing?
2020 was a very challenging year full of irregularities, but we somehow got through it.
Twitter post: 'We are celebrating the marriage with nothing but delicacies from morning till night.'
A man dressed in a completely black suit was sitting on a bench and pretending to read a newspaper that was upside down.
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