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leave no stone unturned

This page is about the idiom leave no stone unturned

Meaning

If you leave no stone unturned, you look everywhere in order to find something, or try everything in order to achieve something.

For example

  • Ari has left no stone unturned in her search for a job in television, but so far she hasn't had any luck.

  • The leaders of the countries involved in the dispute claim they've left no stone unturned in their quest for a peaceful solution.

Quick Quiz

Henry said he'd leave no stone unturned in his search for a woman to marry. He will

a. look for women under stones

b. try everything to find a wife

c. marry any woman who accepts him
a) look for women under stones b) try everything to find a wife c) marry any woman who accepts him
leave no stone unturned

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Contributor: Matt Errey