all-or-nothing

adjective
all-or-noth·​ing | \ ˌȯl-ər-ˈnə-thiŋ \

Definition of all-or-nothing

2a : accepting no less than everything he's an all-or-nothing perfectionist
b : risking everything an all-or-nothing combat strategy

First Known Use of all-or-nothing

1764, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of all-or-nothing was in 1764

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“All-or-nothing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/all-or-nothing. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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all-or-nothing

adjective
all-or-noth·​ing | \ -ˈnəth-iŋ How to pronounce all-or-nothing (audio) \

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