at full stretch

British
1) used for describing a position in which your body or a part of your body is stretching as much as it can

a swerving shot that had the England goalkeeper at full stretch

2) using all the money, supplies, or energy available

Mountain rescue services are at full stretch.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • at full stretch — ► working as hard as possible, or using all available money, materials, time, etc.: be/work at full stretch »Plants are continuing to work at full stretch to meet both domestic and export demand. »They claimed they were operating at full stretch… …   Financial and business terms

  • at full stretch — British if someone or something is at full stretch, they are working as hard as possible. The emergency services are working at full stretch to cope with the accident. When the plant is operating at full stretch it can employ 800 people …   New idioms dictionary

  • at full stretch — ► at full stretch using the maximum amount of one s resources or energy. Main Entry: ↑stretch …   English terms dictionary

  • at full stretch — adverb Using maximum resources. We only just managed to finish on time by working at full stretch since first thing in the morning …   Wiktionary

  • at full stretch — at full length, at full span …   English contemporary dictionary

  • at full stretch — using the maximum amount of one s resources or energy. → stretch …   English new terms dictionary

  • at full stretch — …   Useful english dictionary

  • be at full stretch — work/be at full stretch ► to be working as hard as you possibly can: »OPEC members are at full stretch and cannot pump more oil. Main Entry: ↑stretch …   Financial and business terms

  • work at full stretch — work/be at full stretch ► to be working as hard as you possibly can: »OPEC members are at full stretch and cannot pump more oil. Main Entry: ↑stretch …   Financial and business terms

  • work/be at full stretch — ► to be working as hard as you possibly can: »OPEC members are at full stretch and cannot pump more oil. Main Entry: ↑stretch …   Financial and business terms

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