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Idioms for max

    to the max, to the greatest or furthest degree; totally: That book is disgusting to the max.

Origin of max

by shortening
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British Dictionary definitions for max out (1 of 2)

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

British Dictionary definitions for max out (2 of 2)

/ (mæks) /

noun informal

the most significant, highest, furthest, or greatest thing
to the max to the ultimate extent
See also max out
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Idioms and Phrases with max out

max out


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]


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]


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

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