winner takes all


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winner takes all

A competition in which the victor is granted all possible prizes. I know we've been playing darts all night, but this will be the last round, winner takes all! My sister and I used to bet our Halloween candy on our report card grades, winner takes all.
See also: all, take, winner
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A new deal to bring back Winner Takes All - a monster hit in the Seventies and Eighties - was signed last week.
Winner Takes All regularly attracted over nine million viewers to its early evening slot.
Winner Takes All saw competitors gamble on their ability to answer general knowledge questions, which were initially fairly easy but became progressively tougher.
But all races come to an end, like all good things, and Winner Takes All became a loser in the schedules when it was axed for new higher tech shows.
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Having turned into a household name after she and the rest of the Barkers won Ask The Family, she did it again with Winner Takes All scooping up pounds 800 -and not a cough or cold in sight.
Before hundreds of cheering truck assembly-line workers Friday in a state important to his re-election hopes, President Clinton called his budget battle with the Republican majority in Congress a choice between a vision of "a society where winner takes all or a society where everybody's got a chance to win.
At the weekend Ned Mongan, 28, said he believed the only way to prevent a feud killing was for his rivals to put forward a fighter for a winner takes all battle.
They will wind up with what may be a winner takes all clash against Argentina in Parc des Princes at 4pm on September 30.