all-out

all-out
a) using every available means

They were planning to launch an all-out attack against the enemy.

b) covering all aspects without exception

This book is an all-out examination of a very important issue in our community.

See Also: full-scale
2. adverb
In a manner in which one uses every available means, sparing no effort.

The workers went all-out in order to finish the job on time.


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