shoot the works

shoot the works  {v. phr.},  {slang}
1. To spare no expense or effort; get or give everything.
Billy shot the works when he bought his bicycle; he got a bell, a light, a basket, and chrome trimmings on it, too.
The Greens shot the works on their daughter's wedding reception.
2. To go the limit; take a risk.
The motor of Tom's boat was dangerously hot, but he decided to shoot the works and try to win the race.
Categories: slang verb