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Shoot the works

DEFINITION

Spend all money or resources on one endeavor. ‘The works’ which are being shot represents the entire contents or all the money and by ‘shooting’ it, you are depleting it all in one action. (Compare to Splurge or Spree.)

” If I won the lottery, I would shoot the works, spend all of it at one time on a big party.”

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