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shoot the works

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