go to great lengths (to do something)(redirected from go to great lengths to)
go to great lengths (to do something)
To put in a lot of effort, energy, or work to achieve something. We went to great lengths to ensure that this film was historically accurate. I appreciate that the tutor went to great lengths to make sure I understood the assignment
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
go to any, great, etc. ˈlengths (to do something)try very hard (to do something); do whatever is necessary: She went to great lengths to find this book. ♢ They were prepared to go to any lengths to help their son.
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