all-or-nothing

all-or-nothing
adjective Date: 1765 1. all-or-none 2. a. accepting no less than everything <
he's an all-or-nothing perfectionist
>
b. risking everything <
an all-or-nothing combat strategy
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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