Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

all guns blazing

all guns blazing
1) using every resource/effort/force available, best possible performance
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    • go out with all guns blazing
  • Analysis
    To do something or approach something 'with all guns blazing' is to approach it with energy and force: "We need to go into this meeting with all guns blazing. We can't concede anything." This is an idiomatic expression used in social and professional situations. 'Crazy as hell' and 'mad as a bear' are similar expressions.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. The team promised to finish the competition with all guns blazing.
    2. The two of them went into the debate with all guns blazing. They were determined to win.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. They just burst into the meeting with all guns blazing. They really hadn't thought things through, and they made fools of themselves.
    2. The client came into the office all guns blazing when they realised we were working off the wrong brief.
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