at full stretch


British, informal
: with as much effort as possible
The medical team worked at full stretch.

Examples of at full stretch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Dynamo’s Darwin Quintero had a dangerous chance from inside the box in the 91st minute, but Clark at full stretch plucked it out of the air and then smothered it. Caitlin Murray, oregonlive, 3 Sep. 2021 In the 63rd minute, Pochettino fired a rocket from just outside the box toward the far post, and Clark had to dive at full stretch to palm it wide of net. Caitlin Murray, oregonlive, 1 July 2021 For best results, shoot for a leash around 6 feet long at full stretch. Susan Lacke, Outside Online, 15 Nov. 2019

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“At full stretch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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