go to extreme/great lengths

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Definition of go to extreme/great lengths

: to make a great or extreme effort to do something He went to extreme/great lengths to learn the truth.

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“Go to extreme/great lengths.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20to%20extreme%2Fgreat%20lengths. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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