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1. Involving either complete success or failure, with no intermediate result: "Downhill races are all-or-nothing events, decided on the basis of one run" (Neil Amdur).
2. Refusing to accept less than all demands; uncompromising: an all-or-nothing negotiating position.
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not allowing qualification; either fully accepted or not at all: an all-or-nothing approach.
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|Adj.||1.||all-or-nothing - occurring completely or not occurring at all|
complete - having every necessary or normal part or component or step; "a complete meal"; "a complete wardrobe"; "a complete set of the Britannica"; "a complete set of china"; "a complete defeat"; "a complete accounting"
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