boots and all


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boots and all

With maximum effort or enthusiasm; completely and without restraint. Primarily heard in Australia, New Zealand. If we set about digging that trench boots and all, then we should be finished before lunchtime.
See also: all, and, boot

boots and all

AUSTRALIAN, INFORMAL
If you do something boots and all, you do it with a lot of energy and enthusiasm. This is a huge fundraising opportunity for the club, so all members need to get involved boots and all. Note: Boots-and-all is used before nouns to describe something or someone that is energetic and enthusiastic. He was relaxed and confident after a boots-and-all training session with the former England coach.
See also: all, and, boot

boots and all

completely. Australian & New Zealand informal
1947 D. M. Davin The Rest of Our Lives The next thing he'll do is counter-attack, boots and all.
See also: all, and, boot