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.
See also: all, worth

for all (one) is worth

To the utmost of one's powers or ability.
See also: all, worth
References in classic literature ?
They've got a good thing here, and they ain't a-going to leave till they've played this family and this town for all they're worth, so I'll find a chance time enough.
Play those dead gum-trees for all they're worth, and let the bullets fly like hail.
It's also, in its own modest way, an often sharp microcosmic treatment of the conflicts and compromises that all culturally nebulous families must navigate, even If it sometimes wrings them for all they're worth. Shot through with a breezy sort of intimacy and enlivened by sporadic animated sequences (and the filmmakers' equally animated parents), "Meet the Patels" should be a natural fit for fests--it won an audience award at the Los Angeles Film Festival--and It wouldn't be out of the question to see Indie distribs come courting.
Rob Brydon will be in the host's chair once again and fibbing for all they're worth tonight, (or are they?) will be comedian and occasional maths guru Dara O'Briain, Rhod Gilbert, Vernon Kay, who claims that he once nearly caused a gas explosion in a banana packing factory, and Denise Van Outen who has a confession about her bottom.
The soldiers, wearing bright red uniforms, will be piping and drumming for all they're worth. Their destination will be the kitchen at Colne Valley Museum where havercakes are being made by museum volunteer Jane Lee and her helpers.
Steven Masterson added: "Holly Sweeney milking her 5 minutes for all they're worth."
Now, we want the 17-year-olds so we can bleed them for all they're worth."
"Chris Burden: Early Work" played these leitmotifs for all they're worth, and the result was a representational field as concretely public space where masochism and sadism were virtually indistinguishable.
Today computers are mining warehouses for all they're worth.
JUNKIE XL: Zerotonine (Manifesto)) - Fine dance tune which Radio One are rightly pumping for all they're worth. 8/10
Though this installation could, at times, seem precious, neither MacConnel nor Lowe treated art itself as precious, milking the sacred cows of Western culture, both historical and contemporary, for all they're worth.