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stop at nothing

To do whatever it takes to accomplish a task or goal. I assure you, ma'am, we will stop at nothing to catch that thief. I'm not surprised Tiffany started that nasty rumor about you—she'll stop at nothing to become student council president.
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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."
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stop at nothing

recognize no obstacles or reasons for not doing something; be utterly ruthless or determined.
1991 Time Seen simplistically and from afar, Saddam Hussein comes across as…the villain who will stop at nothing.
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stop at ˈnothing

do anything, even something immoral or criminal in order to get something: He’d stop at nothing to make a success out of his business.
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