all hands on deck


1. need everyone available to help with something






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we are going to need all hands on deck to complete the order in time

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If a lot of work needs to be done, you will need 'all hands on deck' to get it done. This means that everyone who is available to work is needed. If 'all hands are on deck', this means that everyone is working hard together, and that no one is left idle. This is usually used in case of an emergency or when there are time constraints for the completion of a task or project.

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  1. There's so much that still needs to be done to have the order completed by tomorrow, so we're going to need all hands on deck.
  2. It was all hands on deck as the hospital staff worked tirelessly to treat the large numbers of people injured in the accident.

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  1. Your grandmother is arriving tomorrow evening, so I need all hands on deck to help with the housework and preparing for dinner.
  2. I am so thankful to have such great neighbours when I injured my arm it was all hands on deck to get me to the hospital and look after the children.

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