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all-out

Taking, requiring, or using all of one's effort or resources toward something; complete, total, or all-encompassing. I've been stuck in this cubicle for years now. I'm ready for an all-out adventure somewhere! You're going to have to give us an all-out effort in the next game if you want to stay on the team.

all out

With all one's strength, ability, or resources; not holding back. For example, They are going all out to make the fund-raiser a success. This seemingly modern term dates from about 1300, when it meant "completely" or "wholly." It now refers to making a great effort and is also used adjectivally, as in an all-out effort. This usage became current in America in the late 1800s, with reference to races and other kinds of athletic exertion. In the mid-1900s it gave rise to the phrase to go all out and was transferred to just about any energetic undertaking. Also see go whole hog.
See also: all, out

all out

using all your strength or resources.
See also: all, out

all out

With all one's strength, ability, or resources.
See also: all, out
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The Wolds batted first and were 82 all-out with only Andy Matthews (28) and old-timer John Mills (28no) make scores of note.
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envoy said Thursday that both Sudan and South Sudan wanted to find ways to avoid "all-out war" as violence escalated amid vows by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to fight the South.
Manila Philippine President Benigno Aquino affirmed his position not to declare an all-out war against the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).
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BIKING bobbies, pictured, put pedal power to the test when the hit the roads of Birmingham as part of an all-out day to combat a traditional rise in crime Police officers and police community support officers from Sutton Coldfield, Kingstanding, and Erdington took to the saddle to target anti-social behaviour.
Summary: STRASBOURG: The Council of Europe human rights watchdog said late on Wednesday it opposed an all-out ban on full face veils, under consideration by some European states, but also urged Muslims to reject customs that deny women equal rights.
And it warned that any attempt at retaliating for the sinking would be answered with "all-out war".
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Unlike the current strikes, which have involved members in different roles refusing to work on different days, the two new dates will be all-out strikes.
POSTAL workers in Coventry and Warwickshire have warned of a summer of discontent as a series of localised strikes over pay and conditions threaten to explode into an all-out national dispute.
Conflict is an inevitable part of life, whether it be at home or in the workplace--and Disagreements, Disputes, and All-Out War: 3 Simple Steps for Dealing With Any Kind of Conflict is key to understanding--and managing--conflict effectively, using easy exercises to demonstrate and assess typical conflict scenarios.
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