every trick in the book
Meaning: If someone uses every trick in the book to achieve something, they use any method available, even if it involves some deception.
- I begged her and promised her and tried every trick in the book to get her to agree, but she wouldn't change her mind.
- Jose tried every trick in the book to get a copy of the exam paper, and eventually he got one by bribing a teacher.
Jeffrey tried every trick in the book to get Helen to go out with him because
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Contributor: Matt Errey