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  • verb To wager everything.
  • verb idiomatic To try everything possible or do last thing possible in a final attempt.

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  • verb risk everything in one big effort

Etymologies

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From Hawaiian Pidgin craps slang, meaning “to wager everything on one roll”: one would be broke, bankrupt if one loses.

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