balls to the wall

adverb

Definition of balls to the wall 

US, informal + sometimes offensive

: with maximum effort or power : all out It's either get there when you get there or go balls to the wall. There's no in between.— Joe McKinney, Dead City, 2006

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Other Words from balls to the wall

balls-to-the-wall adjective
a balls-to-the-wall effort

First Known Use of balls to the wall

1975, in the meaning defined above

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