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stop at nothing (to do something)

to be willing to do anything to get what you want She sets herself a goal and then stops at nothing to achieve it.
Usage notes: often used in the form will stop at nothing: Those people will stop at nothing, including murder, to harm you.
See also: nothing, stop

stop at nothing

to be willing to do anything in order to achieve something, even if it is dangerous or harms other people (often + to do sth) She's one of these people who sets herself a goal and then she'll stop at nothing to achieve it.
See also: nothing, stop

stop at nothing

Do everything in one's power, be prevented by no obstacle, as in She'll stop at nothing to get her revenge. This expression was first recorded in John Dryden's Aurengzebe (1676): "The World is made for the bold impious man; Who stops at nothing, seizes all he can."
See also: nothing, stop
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But it is a further signal that McCarthy will stop at nothing to turn around the underachieving Wearsiders.
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Following the clues in the text, the protagonist becomes enmeshed in a deadly riddle pointing toward a controversial treasure that ruthless religious factions will stop at nothing to obtain.