full-court press


full–court press

noun

basketball : a very aggressive way of playing defense over all areas of the court

: a very aggressive effort or attack usually involving many people

Full Definition of FULL-COURT PRESS

1
:  a press employed in basketball on both halves of the court
2
:  an all-out effort or offensive

First Known Use of FULL-COURT PRESS

1952

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