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at full stretch

Definition of at full stretch in English:

1With a part of one’s body fully extended: at the wheel was a short figure, arms at full stretch
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  • In the first match in Bombay, Jonty Rhodes effected two run-outs and took three catches, one of which was taken at full stretch, body at least four feet off the ground.
  • I turned around and saw another guard coming towards me with his arms at full stretch.
  • The rower drops the oar into the water coiled forward with his arms at full stretch.
1.1Using the maximum amount of one’s resources or energy: increased export business kept our production plants at full stretch
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  • ‘The Environment Agency's resources are working at full stretch and due to an oversight the sluice was not closed,’ said a spokesman.
  • Arsenal, at their leisure, mesmerised Charlton at full stretch.
  • The decision is widely seen as having dealt a serious blow to the joint bid by the Scottish and Irish football associations, which between them are at full stretch to deliver the eight suitable stadiums required to host the tournament.
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