to leave no stone unturned

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - leave no stone unturned

"to leave no stone unturned"

to make every possible effort and use every possible source or resource


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - leave no stone unturned

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1: Sales are declining rapidly. What are we going to do?

Colleague 2: We are going to do whatever is necessary to first, find the reasons and second, make whatever changes are required to increase sales.

Colleague 1: So we should put our current projects on hold and devote all our resources to this declining sales issue?

Colleague 2: Absolutely. Leave no stone unturned.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - leave no stone unturned

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1: Have the police found the man that assaulted you?

Friend 2: Not yet, but they are assuring me that they will leave no stone unturned in searching for the perpetrator.

Friend 1: Then I am sure the police will find him.

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to leave no stone unturned - Gerund Form:

Leaving no stone unturned, they examined every possible avenue available to solve the crisis.

to leave no stone unturned - Examples:

1)  ... and following a plea from Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty to "leave no stone unturned," the search effort was relaunched. 

2)  ... coming to light because in the US, death penalty opponents leave no stone unturned in their efforts on behalf of the condemned.

3)  Leave no stone unturned. Think about who knows who. How can you expand your network? 

4)  In the face of this anxiety we will leave no stone unturned, spare nothing to provide the apparatus of oil -- its vast industrial infrastructure, ...

5)  Searchers have vowed to leave no stone unturned in the hunt for the missing five-year-old.

6)  Leave no stone unturned - search everywhere; try by all means. This was the advice of the oracle.

7)  ... owe it to your murdered child to dig for the truth, leave no stone unturned and keep sharp for any piece of information. 

8)  ... will continue to search until we know the answer. We will leave no stone unturned in our efforts to find the cause of this crash.

9)  The police told the victims' families they would leave no stone unturned in their efforts to catch the killers and bring them to justice. 

10)  I had made up my mind that I would leave no stone unturned in my bid to get back to my best or as near to my best ...

11)  ... is comforting to know that some in the academic sphere wish to leave no stone unturned in their hunt for a new Jupiter-sized planet in the outer solar system.

12)  Our tutorial component includes 67 Videos that leave no stone unturned in learning to perform all of the necessary movements.

13)  The authors leave no stone unturned in this extensively researched missive about a group of inhumane terrorists masquerading as harmless members ...

14)  ... people to this administration that we fully intend to investigate everything and leave no stone unturned

15)  Two recent examples were explore every avenue and leave no stone unturned, which were killed by the jeers of a few journalists.

16)  ... true that when there's a collection of steadfast detractors who will leave no stone unturned, they're almost guaranteed to find stuff under some of these stones that looks ...

17)  Their institutes leave no stone unturned for brand-building these programs.

18)  ... a designer should always strive to open all doors and leave no stone unturned. A better answer is nearly always out there somewhere!

19)  Nina is a freelance writer and travel-nut who will leave no stone unturned in her quest to discover the very best on offer in a destination. 

20)  ... can not permit the slightest possibility, take nothing for granted, leave no stone unturned, ...