for all something or someone is worth

for all something or someone is worth
for all something or someone is worth
: to the fullest extent possible : as much as possible or with as much effort as possible

They milked/exploited their advantage for all it was worth. [=they used their advantage to help themselves as much as they could]

He was fighting for all he was worth. [=fighting as hard as he could]

I ran for all I was worth. [=as fast as I could]

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Main Entry:worth

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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