To leave no stone unturned
Unturned Un*turned", a. [Pref. un- + turned.] Not turned; not revolved or reversed. [1913 Webster]

{To leave no stone unturned}, to leave nothing untried for accomplishing one's purpose. [1913 Webster]

[He] left unturned no stone To make my guilt appear, and hide his own. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


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  • To leave no stone unturned — Stone Stone, n. [OE. ston, stan, AS. st[=a]n; akin to OS. & OFries. st[=e]n, D. steen, G. stein, Icel. steinn, Sw. sten, Dan. steen, Goth. stains, Russ. stiena a wall, Gr. ?, ?, a pebble. [root]167. Cf. {Steen}.] 1. Concreted earthy or mineral… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • leave no stone unturned — to do everything possible in order to achieve or find something. Both sides have vowed to leave no stone unturned in the search for peace …   New idioms dictionary

  • leave no stone unturned — {v. phr.} To try in every way; miss no chance; do everything possible. Usually used in the negative. * /The police will leave no stone unturned in their search for the bank robbers./ Compare: ALL OUT, BEND HEAVEN AND EARTH, FINE TOOTH COMB …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • leave no stone unturned — {v. phr.} To try in every way; miss no chance; do everything possible. Usually used in the negative. * /The police will leave no stone unturned in their search for the bank robbers./ Compare: ALL OUT, BEND HEAVEN AND EARTH, FINE TOOTH COMB …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • leave no stone unturned — If you look everywhere to find something, or try everything to achieve something, you leave no stone unturned …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • leave no stone unturned — ► leave no stone unturned try every possible course of action in order to achieve something. Main Entry: ↑stone …   English terms dictionary

  • leave no stone unturned — verb search thoroughly and exhaustively The police left no stone unturned in looking for the President s murderer • Hypernyms: ↑search, ↑seek, ↑look for • Verb Frames: Somebody s * * * leave no stone unturned To do …   Useful english dictionary

  • leave no stone unturned —    If you look everywhere to find something, or try everything to achieve something, you leave no stone unturned.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If you try everything possible in order to achieve or to find something, you leave no stone… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • leave\ no\ stone\ unturned — v. phr. To try in every way; miss no chance; do everything possible. Usually used in the negative. The police will leave no stone unturned in their search for the bank robbers. Compare: all out, move heaven and earth, fine tooth comb …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Leave no stone unturned —   If you look everywhere to find something, or try everything to achieve something, you leave no stone unturned …   Dictionary of English idioms

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