pull out all the stops
Meaning: If you pull out all the stops, you do everything you can to make sure something is successful.
- They pulled out all the stops for the launch of their new range of perfumes, and even paid movie stars to come along.
- The Chinese government pulled out all the stops in their efforts to make the Beijing Olympics the best Olympic Games ever.
Origin: Metaphorical, and related to the fact that the volume and timbre of a traditional pipe organ can be controlled in part by pulling out small knobs called "stops". If an organist "pulled out all the stops" on the organ, it would create a very big sound when played.
Indira's family were very proud and they pulled out all the stops to make sure her wedding was
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Contributor: Matt Errey