empty the tank

empty the tank

To contribute, expend, or put forth the utmost of one's effort, ability, and/or energy. The veteran singer still empties the tank at each and every one of his performances. All right, ladies. There's two minutes left and we need four more points to win the game, so go out there and empty the tank!
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Therefore we'll need to meet this challenge head on and be prepared to empty the tank and exert our own pressure upon them.
Yes, I probably could've got out a little bit more, but you don't really want to empty the tank," Peaty said.
They've got to get back to doing the basics outstandingly well then empty the tank of everything at home to London Irish.
Wilson's own outlook on what he can produce is shrouded in uncertainty and he promises only that he will empty the tank in what is a pivotal fixture in the Six Nations title race.
When you're done using the water trailer, empty the tank completely.
The tank was equipped with a pumping motor to full and empty the tank with the smuggled diesel.
Its steam tube isn't as flexible or easy to detach, but it is easier to fill and empty the tank, thanks to a big screw cap.
We have closed the leakage after arresting it and now it will be taken to the plant where we'll empty the tank.
Empty the tank and thoroughly clean the area around the crack.
We will empty the tank today and hopefully we can put together a good performance that will satisfy us over the summer.
The 22 in/hg rotary-vane pump allows the operator to work over 200 feet from the unit, vacuum greater volumes more quickly and the ability to empty the tank quicker and easier.
The problems were twofold, as he explains: ``We had to spread slurry every two months over winter just to empty the tank.
For water tanks, Silver says it is a fairly routine procedure for his men to empty the tank, go into it, flush it and scrub it with disinfectant.
The lion-hearted centre-half believes his side will play without fear against Spain and empty the tank to get a result that can save their championship.