to the hilt
phrasal 1. to the very limit ; completely <
the farm was mortgaged to the hilt
>
2. with nothing lacking <
played the role to the hilt
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • to the hilt — ► to the hilt completely. Main Entry: ↑hilt …   English terms dictionary

  • to the hilt — to the maximum amount, completely He has been up to the hilt in debt since he bought that car …   Idioms and examples

  • to the hilt — adverb in full (Freq. 1) you are in this to the hilt • Syn: ↑to the limit * * * COMPLETELY, fully, wholly, totally, entirely, utterly, unreservedly, unconditionally, in every respect, in all respects, one hundred per cent, every inch, to the full …   Useful english dictionary

  • to the hilt — (up) to the hilt 1. if you do something to the hilt, you do it in the strongest and most complete way that you can. All through the trial, he has backed his wife up to the hilt. They took the new aircraft and tested it to the hilt. 2. if you… …   New idioms dictionary

  • To the Hilt — Infobox Album | Name = To the Hilt Type = Album Artist = Golden Earring Released = January 1976 Recorded = autum 1975 Genre = Hard Rock, Progressive rock Length = 44:11 Label = Polydor Producer = Golden Earring Reviews = * Allmusic (2/5)… …   Wikipedia

  • to the hilt — or[up to the hilt] {adv. phr.} To the limit; as far as possible; completely. * /The other boys on the team told Tom he couldn t quit. They said, You re in this to the hilt. / * /The Smith s house is mortgaged up to the hilt./ Compare: HEART AND… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • to the hilt — or[up to the hilt] {adv. phr.} To the limit; as far as possible; completely. * /The other boys on the team told Tom he couldn t quit. They said, You re in this to the hilt. / * /The Smith s house is mortgaged up to the hilt./ Compare: HEART AND… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • to\ the\ hilt — • (up) to the hilt adv. phr. To the limit; as far as possible; completely. The other boys on the team told Tom he couldn t quit. they said, You re in this to the hilt. The Smith s house is mortgaged up to the hilt. Compare: heart and soul, to the …   Словарь американских идиом

  • to the hilt — as much as possible. We re already being taxed to the hilt. Etymology: based on the idea of pushing a sword into something to the hilt (= as far as its handle) …   New idioms dictionary

  • to the hilt — we will support our leaders to the hilt Syn: completely, fully, wholly, totally, absolutely, entirely, utterly, unreservedly, unconditionally, in every respect, in all respects, one hundred percent, every inch, to the full, to the maximum extent …   Thesaurus of popular words

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