have shot your bolt Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “have shot your bolt” in the English Dictionary

"have shot your bolt" in British English

See all translations

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…
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“have shot your bolt” in British English

Word of the Day


a natural ability or skill

Word of the Day

Tree huggers and climate change deniers
Tree huggers and climate change deniers
by Colin McIntosh,
October 08, 2015
The climate debate is one that has predictably generated a large amount of new vocabulary, some of it originally specialized scientific terminology that has been taken up by the media and is now common currency. Some of these terms are new additions to the Cambridge English Dictionary. The two opposing sides in

Read More 

face training noun
face training noun
October 05, 2015
a system of facial exercises designed to tone the facial muscles and improve the skin

Read More