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give it your all

This page is about the idiom give it your all

Meaning: If you give (it) your all, you try as hard as you can to succeed in something.

For example:

  • We really gave our all, but the other team were just too big and strong for us and there was nothing we could do to stop them.

  • It doesn't matter if you come first or last, as long as you give it your all.

Quick Quiz:

Sandra did the exam, and she gave it her all because she

a. wasn't a good student

b. really wanted to pass

c. didn't have time to study

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Contributor: Matt Errey