every trick in the book

every trick in the book

every way possible He tried every trick in the book to get her to sign the contract.
Usage notes: usually said about an attempt to deceive someone
See also: book, every, trick

every trick in the book

every clever or dishonest way that you know to achieve something that you want (often + to do sth) He used every trick in the book to get her to sign the contract.
See miss a trick, turn a trick
See also: book, every, trick
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I WAS interested to read in the Daily Post (March 10), Mike Storey's comment that the Labour opposition were "using every trick in the book .
So yes, Mike, every trick in the book has indeed been used, except they've been used by the Liberal Democrats in an effort to maintain this illusion.
Lee Trundle will try every trick in the book to beat old training buddy Mark Jones in a battle of the showmen this week, writes PETER SHUTTLEWORTH.