all the marbles meaning

  "all the marbles" in a sentence
[American slang]
Fig. all the winnings, spoils, or rewards. (Typically: end up with ~; get ~; win ~; give someone ~.)
  Somehow Fred always seems to end up with all the marbles. I don't think he plays fair.

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  1. how do you conceive your own death in all the marble vaults, the brick ridges, and the furnaces that lead to the market place?
  2. this one's for all the marbles, boys
  3. this would be easy if all the marbles had the same value, because then they could just split the collection in half
  4. He never had to hit that shot for all the marbles.
  5. "We're playing for all the marbles,"

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