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all-or-nothing

[ awl-er-nuhth-ing ]
/ ˈɔl ərˈnʌθ ɪŋ /
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adjective
not allowing for qualification or compromise; either fully or not at all operative: an all-or-nothing approach.
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Origin of all-or-nothing

First recorded in 1755–65
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