Значение идиомы shoot the works

[shoot the works] {v. phr.}, {slang} 1. To spare no expense oreffort; get or give everything.

Billy shot the works when he boughthis bicycle; he got a bell, a light, a basket, and chrome trimmings onit, too.

The Greens shot the works on their daughter’s weddingreception.

2. To go the limit; take a risk.

The motor of Tom’sboat was dangerously hot, but he decided to shoot the works and try towin the race.


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