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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.
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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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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.
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