to the max


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to the max

To the highest level or degree; as much as possible. We're pushing the computer to the max to be able to render these kinds of effects. The film is cheesy to the max, but intentionally so.
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to the max

Sl. as much as possible, maximally. She is happy to the max. They worked to the max their whole shift.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

to the max

INFORMAL
COMMON If you do something or something happens to the max, you do it or it happens to the greatest degree possible. Everyone involved is enjoying himself to the max. We had this very loving relationship, but it was strained to the max by the fact that I was working.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

to the max

to the highest degree possible. informal
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to the ˈmax

to the highest level or greatest amount possible: She believes in living life to the max.
Max is a short form of ‘maximum’.
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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

to the max

mod. maximally. (see also max.) They worked to the max their whole shift.
See also: max
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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