(up) to the hilt

(up) to the hilt
(up) to the hilt
Completely, thoroughly, to the full
hilt

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(up) to the hilt informal phrase
as much as possible or to the highest level possible

Mike’s colleagues were prepared to defend him to the hilt.

The estate was mortgaged up to the hilt.

Main entry: hilt

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(up) to the ˈhilt idiom
as much as possible

We're mortgaged up to the hilt.

They have promised to back us to the hilt.

Main entry:hiltidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • to the hilt — (up) to the hilt 1. if you do something to the hilt, you do it in the strongest and most complete way that you can. All through the trial, he has backed his wife up to the hilt. They took the new aircraft and tested it to the hilt. 2. if you… …   New idioms dictionary

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