all-out effort
*an all-out effort
a very good and thorough effort. (*Typically: begin \all-out effort; have \all-out effort; make \all-out effort; start \all-out effort.) •

We need to make an all-out effort to get this job done on time.

The government began an all-out effort to reduce the federal budget.

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{n.} A great and thorough effort at solving a given problem. * /The President is making an all-out effort to convince Congress to pass the pending bill on health care./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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