not allowing for qualification or compromise; either fully or not at all operative: an all-or-nothing approach.

Origin of all-or-nothing

First recorded in 1755–65 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for all-or-nothing

uncompromising, inflexible, unyielding, hard-line, adamant, firm, unbending

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