Go-for-broke Definition

verb

To wager everything.

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(idiomatic) To try everything possible or do last thing possible in a final attempt.
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Origin of Go-for-broke

  • From Hawaiian Pidgin craps slang, meaning “to wager everything on one roll”: one would be broke, bankrupt if one loses.

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  • Popularized by the movie Go for Broke! (1951), which is named for the 442nd Infantry Regiment’s unit motto.

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