go to extreme/great lengths

idiom

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

Examples of go to extreme/great lengths in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, some companies go to great lengths to keep up the ruse, even going so far as to interview candidates for the fake jobs. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 27 June 2024 Body image is an issue when people compare themselves to professional models or others that go to great lengths to look good in photos and videos, but there are also support systems on social media platforms to help with these and other issues. Larry Magid, The Mercury News, 20 June 2024 Authorities say perpetrators often go to great lengths to mask their digital identity and location, making prosecution challenging. Libor Jany, Los Angeles Times, 12 June 2024 For one thing, intelligence on almost any issue is by nature imperfect and fragmentary; adversaries go to great lengths to protect the information the United States is after and, in some cases, are actively deceiving Washington. David V. Gioe, Foreign Affairs, 23 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for go to extreme/great lengths 

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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 13 Jul. 2024.

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