[Ads-l] People used to go "all out."

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Feb 27 01:44:16 UTC 2015


At 2/26/2015 04:47 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:

>A resurgence of an old usage. See HDAS I.

Since I can't (quickly), I interpret:

"all in" = "I'm fully with you; I'll contribute all I can".  With the 
verb "am".  Considering the source of Wilson's quotation, I guess his 
is a political campaign.

"all out" = "I'm exerting maximum effort."  With the verb "go".

Close, but not exactly the same, I think.

Joel
...
> > > > "We went _all in_ with our partners and threw everything at this
> > campaign."
> > > >
> > > > from a Daily Kos e-mail
> > > > --
> > > > -Wilson

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