max out


verb (adverb)

informal to reach or cause to reach the full extent or allowancethe goal was to max out the customer's credit card

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Idioms and Phrases with max out

max out

1

Exhaust one's options, capacity, or the like by producing or performing to the maximum, as in The weight lifter maxed out at 180 kilograms. [Slang; late 1900s]

2

Reach a point at which no more growth, improvement, or benefit is possible, as in The salary for this job maxes out at $90,000. [Slang; late 1900s]

3

Relax, take things easy, as in Let's go to the beach and max out. [Slang; late 1900s]

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