at full stretch

at full stretch
at full stretch using the maximum amount of one's resources or energy.
Main Entry: stretch

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  • at full stretch — ► working as hard as possible, or using all available money, materials, time, etc.: be/work at full stretch »Plants are continuing to work at full stretch to meet both domestic and export demand. »They claimed they were operating at full stretch… …   Financial and business terms

  • at full stretch — British if someone or something is at full stretch, they are working as hard as possible. The emergency services are working at full stretch to cope with the accident. When the plant is operating at full stretch it can employ 800 people …   New idioms dictionary

  • at full stretch — British 1) used for describing a position in which your body or a part of your body is stretching as much as it can a swerving shot that had the England goalkeeper at full stretch 2) using all the money, supplies, or energy available Mountain… …   English dictionary

  • at full stretch — adverb Using maximum resources. We only just managed to finish on time by working at full stretch since first thing in the morning …   Wiktionary

  • be at full stretch — work/be at full stretch ► to be working as hard as you possibly can: »OPEC members are at full stretch and cannot pump more oil. Main Entry: ↑stretch …   Financial and business terms

  • work at full stretch — work/be at full stretch ► to be working as hard as you possibly can: »OPEC members are at full stretch and cannot pump more oil. Main Entry: ↑stretch …   Financial and business terms

  • work/be at full stretch — ► to be working as hard as you possibly can: »OPEC members are at full stretch and cannot pump more oil. Main Entry: ↑stretch …   Financial and business terms

  • at full stretch — at full length, at full span …   English contemporary dictionary

  • at full stretch — using the maximum amount of one s resources or energy. → stretch …   English new terms dictionary

  • stretch — ► VERB 1) (of something soft or elastic) be made or be able to be made longer or wider without tearing or breaking. 2) pull (something) tightly from one point to another. 3) extend one s body or a part of one s body to its full length. 4) last… …   English terms dictionary

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