Definition of have shot one's bolt in English:
informal Have done all that is in one’s power: Jean had shot her bolt as far as her Italian was concerned
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- You can put it down to lack of expertise in playing over five days, a woeful shortage of staying power or, quite simply, they had shot their bolt.
- We have shot our bolt and couldn't now take similar action elsewhere, even if this were desirable.
- I had waited all these years for him to slip up and now he has shot his bolt.
Definition of have shot one's bolt in:
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