go all out

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go all out

To put forth the utmost amount of energy, effort, enthusiasm, and/or resources (toward some task or action). You'll be going against a state champion in the next match, so you'll have to go all out if you want to beat her! The company went all out for Sam's retirement party, making it a gala affair and sparing no expense.
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go all out (for someone or something)

to do everything possible for someone or something. We went all out for George and threw a big party on his return. We went all out and it was not appreciated at all.
See also: all, go, out
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

go all out

If you go all out, you try as hard as possible to achieve something. If I had the choice over again, I would go all out for a degree in the Humanities and specialize in teaching. I had to go all out to limit my losses.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

go all ˈout for something


go all out to ˈdo something

(informal) make a very great effort to get or do something: We knew that only one of the firms would get the order for computers and so we went all out to get the contract.We must go all out to increase our membership.
See also: all, for, go, out, something
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