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English definition of “shoot the works”

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shoot the works

US informal
to use all your money or make the greatest effort you can: I emptied my bank account and shot the works on a trip to Mauritius.
Translations of “shoot the works”
in Chinese (Traditional) 孤注一擲,破釜沉舟…
in Chinese (Simplified) 孤注一掷,破釜沉舟…
(Definition of shoot the works from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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