move heaven and earth

idiom

: to work very hard to do something
He vowed that he would move heaven and earth to finish the project on schedule.

Examples of move heaven and earth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Here are men who move heaven and earth to avoid a 9-to-5, and their cloistered throats say so loud and clear. Melvin Backman, Los Angeles Times, 12 Oct. 2023 Maintain a list of whether your customer service reengineering or reimagining is swinging toward those maladies, and then move heaven and earth to refocus and steer clear of those rocky shores. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2023 Most pop stars would move heaven and earth to attend the Met Gala. New York Times, 6 May 2022 Maintain a list of whether your customer service reengineering or reimagining is swinging toward those maladies, and then move heaven and earth to refocus and steer clear of those rocky shores. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2023 Superman would move heaven and earth for his family, but with a villain this merciless, even that might not be enough. Sydney Bucksbaum, EW.com, 24 Jan. 2023 The kind of player the Colts might have to move heaven and earth to get. The Indianapolis Star, 10 Jan. 2023 Who else could move heaven and earth to set these two jokers back on their path? Lisa Rosen, Los Angeles Times, 1 June 2022 Congress came back to the Washington mother ship this week, and the buzz was that the Democrats will move heaven and earth to give the American public a reason to vote for them in November’s midterm elections. Daniel Henninger, WSJ, 27 Apr. 2022

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“Move heaven and earth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/move%20heaven%20and%20earth. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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