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"have shot your bolt" in British English

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have shot your bolt

UK informal to have already ​achieved all that you have the ​power, ​ability, or ​strength to do and to be ​unable to do more: He ​started off the ​game well but ​seemed to have ​shot his ​bolt by ​half-time.
(Definition of have shot your bolt from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “have shot your bolt”
in Chinese (Simplified) 已竭尽全力…
in Chinese (Traditional) 已竭盡全力…
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