give it your all

This page is about the idiom give it your all


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
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