for all one is worth

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for all one is worth

  1. (idiomatic) Intensely, vigorously, with as much effort as one can supply.
    You should see him out there in the snow, shoveling for all he's worth.
    • 2011 December 29, Keith Jackson, “SPL: Celtic 1 Rangers 0”, in Daily Record[1]:
      And although they were pushed harder than even Lennon might have expected on a night of galeforce winds, they clung on to the lead Ledley gave them for all they were worth until their rivals had blown themselves out and surrendered top spot.