all-or-nothing all-or-nothing

Definition(s):

  • (adj) occurring completely or not occurring at all

Usage(s):

  1. Digital broadcasts are all-or-nothing affairs.
  2. Like many other people in recovery, DiCiccio and Drieslein--and by extension the county organization they run--take an all-or-nothing approach to alcohol.
  3. The art of compromise, which is essential to democracy, seems to have gone out of style in recent years of angry all-or-nothing politics.

News

  • ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Jillian Bobick, senior, Anchor Bay soccer

    Accomplishment: Scored the winning, walk-off goal on an all-or-nothing shootout blast, winning a regional semifinal game for the Tars. The game was 0-0 through regulation and tied after the first shootout session. Once Tars goalie Emily Zweng stopped Grosse Pointe South’s first shooter in the second session, it was up to Bobick; and she didn’t disappoint her screaming teammates.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Voice

Quotes

  • "President Bush has instead pursued his my-way-or-the-highway, all-or-nothing approach," Reid said in a statement. "As a result, many of these nominations -- Democrat and Republican -- have stalled, putting a number of agencies in jeopardy."
    on Feb 7, 2008 By: Harry Reid Source: Washington Post

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