balls to the wall

adverb

Definition of balls to the wall

US, informal + sometimes offensive

  1. :  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

balls–to–the–wall

adjective a balls-to-the-wall effort

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1975

First Known Use of balls to the wall

1975


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