neck or nothing


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neck or nothing

An attempt at success that risks losing or ruining everything. This contract is neck or nothing—we've put so much time and money into this deal that we'll go bankrupt if it doesn't go through.
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neck or nothing

risking everything on success.
1934 Leslie Charteris The Saint Intervenes In broad daylight, there was no chance of further concealment; and it was neck or nothing at that point.
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