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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.
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