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leave no stone unturned

1. To look for something in every possible place. We left no stone unturned looking for that earring, but we still couldn't find it. I'm thinking it got thrown out. Police vowed to leave no stone unturned trying to track down the fugitive.
2. To do all that one can or use every available resource to complete a task. I left no stone unturned when I was researching my thesis topic. I think I checked out every book on it that the library had!
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leave no stone unturned

Fig. to search in all possible places. (As if one might search under every rock.) Don't worry. We'll find your stolen car. We'll leave no stone unturned. In searching for a nice place to live, we left no stone unturned.
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leave no stone unturned

Make every possible effort, use every possible source or resource. For example, To raise ten thousand dollars to keep the shelter open, we must leave no stone unturned. This expression alludes to an ancient Greek legend about a general who buried a large treasure in his tent when he was defeated in battle. Those seeking the treasure consulted the Oracle of Delphi, who advised them to move every stone. The present form dates from the mid-1500s.
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leave no stone unturned

COMMON If you leave no stone unturned in your efforts to find something or achieve something, you consider or try every possible way of doing it. In the difficult weeks ahead, we'll leave no stone unturned in our search for a peaceful solution to the crisis. The New Zealand police minister promised that no stone would be left unturned in the hunt for the killer.
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leave no stone unturned

try every possible course of action in order to achieve something.
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leave no stone unˈturned

try everything possible to find or obtain something: The police left no stone unturned in their efforts to find the little girl.
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leave no stone unturned

To make every possible effort.
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leave no stone unturned, to

To spare no trouble or expense; to make every possible effort. This term actually dates back to a Greek legend recounted by Euripides. One of Xerxes’s generals, Mardonius, was said to have abandoned a great treasure in his tent when he was defeated in the battle of Plataea (477 b.c.). Polycrates of Thebes looked for the treasure but could not find it, and turned to the Oracle of Delphi for advice. The oracle replied, “Move every stone,” which Erasmus later translated as, “Leave no stone unturned.” Of the many repetitions over the centuries, one of the most amusing is Ogden Nash’s, “When I throw rocks at seabirds, I leave no tern unstoned.”
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He added: "We are going to keep leaving no stone unturned because we mustn't forget, she's not the only one in this situation.
Speaking in the House of Commons, Mr Stephenson said: "I can reassure the House that, subject to strict legal bounds, the Government will leave no stone unturned in its support for the steel industry."
"Proper authorities are now investigating this brazen murder as we vow to leave no stone unturned in bringing the perpetrators of this felonious act to justice," he added.
Detective Chief Inspector Edward Foster, from the West Midlands Police homicide unit, said no stone would be left unturned in their search for Jaydon's killer.
"I know the workforce and unions have gone to immense lengths to make the plant as competitive as possible to secure its future, and we will leave no stone unturned in trying to protect the future of the Dundee site."
Buzdar added that Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan was leaving no stone unturned to bring country out of the crisis.
Trevor Birney, 51, and 48-year-old Barry McCaffrey were held in connection with the alleged theft of material used in their film on the 1994 UVF massacre at Loughinisland, No Stone Unturned. They were freed on bail in Belfast on Friday.
The caretaker government will leave no stone unturned to improve the situation of law and order, he added.
Rather than being critical of the Chief Constable I think that they should be applauded for leaving no stone unturned. His visit and that of his four fellow police officers mission was most likely to form a solid foundation in the planning stage way ahead for when the 2022 Commonwealth Games hit the streets of Birmingham and the West Midlands.
Singh had left"no stone unturned"in trying to trace and bring back the kidnapped Indians.
TEKANPUR: Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh has accused that terror infrastructure in Pakistan continued to exist and the neighbouring country was leaving no stone unturned to instigate the youths of Jammu and Kashmir against India.He also askedIndia's top police brass to take strong action in cases of riots and desecration of religious places.
ADAM Clayton says Boro are leaving "no stone unturned" as the club edges closer towards a historic promotion.
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THE new Hillsborough investigations must leave "no stone unturned" in the pursuit of truth, according to Nick Clegg.
NEW DELHI -- Admitting the economy was going through a difficult period, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday assured the industry that government will leave no stone unturned to ensure a rebound.