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Idiom
pull out all the stops
spare no effort
go eyes out
go all out
 
 
Meaning
use all of one's mental and physical effort
 
 
Usage
His friends spared not effort to free him from prison.
 
 
Usage
If I ask them to pull out all the stops we should get it finished on time.
 
 
Usage
He'll have to go all out if he wants to win the next race.
 
 
Story
The expression pull out all the stops comes from organ playing, where it means bring into play every rank of pipes and create the fullest possible sound.
 
 
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pull out all stops