go to great lengths

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go to great lengths (to do something)

 and go to any lengths (to do something)
to work very hard to accomplish something; to expend great efforts in trying to do something. I went to great lengths to explain to him that he was not in any trouble.
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go to great lengths to do something

to try very hard to achieve something I went to great lengths to explain the situation to him but he still didn't seem to understand.
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