leave no stone unturned

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of leave no stone unturned

:to make every possible effort to find someone or something
  • The researchers left no stone unturned in their search for the original documents.

Word by Word Definitions

leave play
  1. : bequeath, devise

  2. : to have remaining after one's death

  3. : to cause to remain as a trace or aftereffect

  1. : permission to do something

  2. : authorized especially extended absence from duty or employment

  3. : an act of leaving : departure

  1. : leaf

stone play
  1. : a concretion of earthy or mineral matter:

  2. : such a concretion of indeterminate size or shape

  3. : rock

  1. : to hurl stones at

  2. : to make hard or insensitive to feeling

  3. : to face, pave, or fortify with stones

  1. : entirely, utterly

  1. : of, relating to, or made of stone

  2. : absolute, utter


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