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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)

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