inf moving or operating at the greatest speed or with maximum power
Etymology: 1940–45

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • full-bore — [fool′bôr′] adv. to the greatest degree or extent; at full speed, with the greatest power or effort, etc. [a factory running full bore] adj. complete or thorough; all out [a full bore effort] …   English World dictionary

  • full bore — adv AmE fast and with a lot of energy ▪ Kate took a huge slice and was going at it full bore …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • full bore — If something is full bore, it involves the maximum effort or is complete and thorough …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • full bore — adverb with as much speed or effort as possible …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • full-bore — ˈ ̷ ̷ ˈ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: full bore, adverb (herein) 1. : full blown 2 a full bore crisis 2. : made with maximum effort a full bore attempt to succeed * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • full-bore — 1. adjective a) Thoroughgoing; complete; total. The problem had grown into a full bore crisis. b) Denoting a firearm of relatively large caliber. He is full bore environmental activist. Syn …   Wiktionary

  • full-bore — adjective Date: 1974 1. full blown 2 < a full bore crisis > 2. made with maximum effort < a full bore attempt to succeed > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • full bore — /fʊl ˈbɔ/ (say fool baw) noun 1. the maximum production (of oil or gas from a drill hole). 2. the full bore, Colloquial the maximum: give it the full bore. –adverb 3. Colloquial with maximum effort; with the greatest possible speed or… …  

  • full bore — adverb at full speed or maximum capacity. adjective 1》 denoting firearms of relatively large calibre. 2》 complete; thoroughgoing: a full bore leftist …   English new terms dictionary

  • full bore — adverb 1. : at maximum engine capacity : at full throttle 2. : with maximum effort or speed runners sprinting full bore …   Useful english dictionary

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