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max out Informal

Meaning: to reach the maximum limit of something, or to use up all of something

For example:

  • max out sth My daughter is a shopaholic. She's already maxed out six credit cards this year, and now she wants another one!

  • max sth out They had so many computers and peripherals running that they maxed the power supply out.

Quick Quiz:

We'd maxed out our line of credit at the bank, so the bank manager said he had to
  1. pay us back the debt
  2. refuse our loan application
  3. print some more money

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