at full stretch
- Using maximum resources.
- We only just managed to finish on time by working at full stretch since first thing in the morning.
2018 November 14, Phil McNulty, “England 0-0 Brazil”, in BBC News:
- And so it proved as, with Neymar showing sleight of foot and flashes of genius, they spent much of the 90 minutes at full stretch in defence, fighting for any semblance of possession and put under stress by Brazil's pressing game.