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Jane Mairs, Director of English language Learning Publishing
Idiom: To leave no stone unturned
Friday December 27th 2013
What does the idiom "to leave no stone unturned" mean?

"To leave no stone unturned" is an idiom that means to do everything possible to find something or to solve a problem. It is often used to praise someone's careful work, as in:

  • The researcher left no stone unturned in her search for the original documents.

or to promise a thorough search, as in: 

  • Jake's lawyer promised that he would leave no stone unturned in trying to find more evidence to help Jake's case.


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