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English definition of “have shot your bolt”

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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.
Translations of “have shot your bolt”
in Chinese (Traditional) 已竭盡全力…
in Chinese (Simplified) 已竭尽全力…
(Definition of have shot your bolt from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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