leave no stone unturned

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v leave no stone unturned search thoroughly and exhaustively "The police left no stone unturned in looking for the President's murderer"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Leave no stone unturned to do everything that can be done in order to secure the effect desired
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Idioms

Leave no stone unturned - If you look everywhere to find something, or try everything to achieve something, you leave no stone unturned.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. stán; Ger. stein, Dut. steen.

Usage

In literature:

I will try, if you will allow me, and I will leave no stone unturned.
"In Direst Peril" by David Christie Murray
He will leave no stone unturned to reduce us to subjection; and if I mistake not, 'breaking away' will prove to be no joke.
"Breaking Away" by Oliver Optic
I know you'll not leave no stone unturned to find him.
"The Bishop of Cottontown" by John Trotwood Moore
She resolved to leave no stone unturned to bring these two together again.
"How It All Came Round" by L. T. Meade
If she turns up missing, you will, of course, leave no stone unturned to find her.
"A Spaceship Named McGuire" by Gordon Randall Garrett
The governor will leave no stone unturned to seek out and punish the murderers.
"The Cryptogram" by William Murray Graydon
He would leave no stone unturned to see that it served his own ranch's needs as he saw them.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
I'll leave no stone unturned to find that boy.
"Rose O'Paradise" by Grace Miller White
We must leave no stone unturned to find Gipsy.
"The Leader of the Lower School" by Angela Brazil
He'll leave no stone unturned.
"Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective" by Ellis Parker Butler
I should like to leave no stone unturned in order to avert war with United States.
"My Three Years in America" by Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff
It'll leave no stone unturned to hound the offenders down.
"His Lordship's Leopard" by David Dwight Wells
It will leave no stone unturned to have him assume the obligation.
"The Industrial Canal and Inner Harbor of New Orleans" by Thomas Ewing Dabney
I leave no stone unturned till I have found out the truth.
"Marguerite De Roberval" by T. G. Marquis
In short she charged him to leave no stone unturned to ruin his old comrade Stock.
"The Shepherd of Salisbury Plain and Other Tales" by Hannah More
He went, determined to leave no stone unturned to set Henry free from Katharine.
"The Wives of Henry the Eighth and the Parts They Played in History" by Martin Hume
I'm going to leave no stone unturned.
"The Third Class at Miss Kaye's" by Angela Brazil
It came within the terms of his commission, he said, that he should leave no stone unturned to recover the Princess.
"The Firebrand" by S. R. Crockett
Meantime, you will leave no stone unturned to track the fugitives here.
"Norine's Revenge; Sir Noel's Heir" by May Agnes Fleming
Indeed, I will leave no stone unturned.
"A Little World" by George Manville Fenn
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In poetry:

Satan will leave no sort of scheme untry'd,
By means whereof he may expect success,
No stone unturn'd, no measure unapply'd —
'Till, if he can, he brings thee to transgress.
"Advice, To Guard Against The Temptations Of The Devil " by Rees Prichard

In news:

VoIP Innovations leaves no stone unturned, addressing every single question and detail imaginable when it comes to the final – and toughest – aspects of selecting a DID origination provider.
In its effort to rein in costs, NBC News is leaving no Stone unturned.
Leaving no Stone unturned in 'History of the U.S.'.
When it comes to recruiting JC's Michaud leaves no stone unturned .
A week ago, John Warner, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said he was satisfied that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was keeping his promise to leave no stone unturned to investigate the atrocities of Abu Ghraib prison.
Hiram Monserrate is leaving no stone unturned in his effort to get back his state senate seat.
Heartless Bastards rocked hard, late and long Thursday night at Upstate Concert Hall, leaving no musical stone unturned.
Heartless Bastards rocked hard, late and long Thursday night at Upstate Concert Hall, leaving no musical stone unturned.
Bakers cope with the recession by leaving no stone unturned in the effort to reduce expenses.
Back then, Snyder said the sheriff 's office worked around the clock, leaving no stone unturned in the Port Salerno neighborhood where Parsons disappeared.
Concerts, television appearances, record sales, and of course, lots and lots of women- The Stones led the way in them all, truly leaving no stone unturned.
He leaves no stone unturned.
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