for all is worth

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for all (one) is worth

1. To the greatest degree or extent of one's ability; to the utmost; as vigorously or intensely as possible. When I saw the police approaching, I ran for all I was worth.
2. As much as one has available or to offer. If you can't get her to sign a prenup now, that guy is liable to take her for all she's worth if they get divorced.
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for all (one) is worth

To the utmost of one's powers or ability.
See also: all, worth
References in classic literature ?
I've been lying for all I'm worth," he added sepulchrally as we reached the bottom of the steps.
Now that I've got something, I'm going to milk them for all I'm worth.