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max out

Meaning: to reach a maximum limit

For example:

  • Mandy has maxed out her Visa card, so she can't use it again until she's paid off some of the money she's borrowed.

  • Our production capacity has maxed out at thirty thousand units a month, so we'll have to open another factory if we want to increase production.

Quick Quiz:

If a company has maxed out its line of credit at a bank, it has borrowed
  1. all the bank's money
  2. all it can on that line of credit
  3. all it can from banks

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