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  • n  the handle of a sword or dagger

  • Last week Idi Amin was playing to the hilt the role he loves best: he was standing full-glare in the spotlight, forcing a major power into a state of consternation.
  • They both worked hard to get everything they had, and they were enjoying it to the hilt.
  • So Americans mortgaged themselves to the hilt to buy overpriced houses they can no longer afford and signed up for 401(k) programs that put money where, exactly?.
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  • Sucralose: Can Tate & Lyle keep its first-mover advantage?
    For a long time, Tate & Lyle had the sucralose market to itself. It discovered it, patented it to the hilt, and perfected the manufacturing process at plants capable of producing it on an industrial scale.
    June 13, 2013 - Food Navigator USA

  • Barack Obama in New York Times
    I won't risk your lives unless it is absolutely necessary,Mr. Obama said. "And if it is necessary, we will back you up to the hilt."
  • David Miliband in UK Express
    The leading contender, Alan Johnson, is backing the Prime Minister to the hilt. So that is that,Mr Miliband said.
  • William Dalrymple in Reuters
    The fabulous sardonyx-hilted dagger ...... is typical of Shah Jahan's taste and character in a number of ways,Scottish historian William Dalrymple, wrote earlier this year. "The hilt reflects his love of rare and previous stones; its...

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