all\ the\ way

all\ the\ way
• all the way
• the whole way
adv. phr.
1. From start to finish during the whole distance or time.

Jack climbed all the way to the top of the tree.

Joe has played the whole way in the football game and it's almost over.

2. In complete agreement; with complete willingness to satisfy.
- Often used in the phrase "go all the way with".

I go all the way with what George says about Bill.

Mary said she was willing to kiss Bill, but that did not mean she was willing to go all the way with him.

The bank was willing to lend Mr. Jones money to enlarge his factory but it wasn't willing to go all the way with his plans to build another in the next town.

Compare: all out, go the whole hog

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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