all out


General English

  • adjective
    (written as all-out)
    total, involving a lot of work.


  • adverb used in recording the score to show that a side’s innings has been brought to an end through the dismissal of its batsmen by the bowling side. In a literal sense, the term is inaccurate, since a side is ‘all out’ once ten of its eleven batsmen have been dismissed or have retired.

Human Resources

  • adjective
    (written as all-out)
    complete or very serious

Idiom of “all out”

with all one’s effort; singlemindedly