all-or-nothing love

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Involving either complete success or failure, with no intermediate result: "Downhill races are all-or-nothing events, decided on the basis of one run” ( Neil Amdur).
  • adj. Refusing to accept less than all demands; uncompromising: an all-or-nothing negotiating position.

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  • adj. that will either completely succeed or completely fail

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  • adj. occurring completely or not occurring at all

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