every trick in the book

every trick in the book

Every possible way to do or achieve something, especially ways that are clever, cunning, or ethically questionable. My dad was a shrewd businessman who knew every trick in the book to seal a deal. If you want girls to be interested in you, my older brother knows every trick in the book.
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every trick in the book

every available method of achieving what you want. informal
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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.