American Idioms and Expressions

At All Costs Idiom

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at all costs
What does at all costs mean?
no matter what, regardless of the cost or difficultyThe company decided to protect their market share at all costs.
at all costs
What does at all costs mean?
at any expense of time/effort/moneyWe plan to send our child to a good school at all costs.
at all costs
What does at all costs mean?
regardless of the cost or difficulty, no matter what The company wants to protect their product design at all costs.

at all costs
What does at all costs mean?
at any expense of time or effort or money We plan to send our child to a good school at all costs.


Some Random Idioms
keep an eye out for (someone or something)
What does "keep an eye out for (someone or something)" mean?
to watch for the arrival or appearance of someone or somethingI have been keeping my eye out for my grandparents all morning.
pump
What does "pump" mean?
try to extract information from somebody
take (something) up with (someone)
What does "take (something) up with (someone)" mean?
to raise and discuss a matter with someoneOur supervisor plans to take the issue of overtime up with the senior managers.
put (something) down in black and white
What does "put (something) down in black and white" mean?
to put the details of something down on paper, to write down the terms of an agreementI was told to put my proposal down in black and white.
ball of wax
What does "ball of wax" mean?
whole situation; all factors, elements, or aspects of something
dance with death
What does "dance with death" mean?
to do something that is very riskyThe teenagers were dancing with death when they began to race their cars.
Jag
What does "Jag" mean?
Jaguar car
first-rate
What does "first-rate" mean?
excellent, superior, of the best quality The movie that we saw yesterday was first-rate.

pitch-dark
What does "pitch-dark" mean?
very darkIt was pitch-dark when I took the garbage out to the garbage can.
tater
What does "tater" mean?
potato
cross-examine (someone)
What does "cross-examine (someone)" mean?
to question a suspect or a witness in a trial The lawyer was very careful when he began to cross-examine the witness.

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