à outrance

adverb
à ou·​trance | \ ˌä-ˌü-ˈträⁿs How to pronounce à outrance (audio) \

Definition of à outrance

: to the limit : unsparingly

First Known Use of à outrance

1819, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for à outrance

French

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