pull out all the stops

idiom

informal
: to do everything possible in order to do or achieve something
The company pulled out all the stops to advertise their new product.
When he throws a party, he really pulls out all the stops.

Examples of pull out all the stops in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some people pull out all the stops to improve their pregnancy odds. Karen Pallarito, Health, 12 May 2023 Truly the hostess with the mostest, no dinner party, casual hang, and evening chai when a neighbor unexpectedly stops by is ever passed up as a chance to pull out all the stops. Antara Sinha, Bon Appétit, 8 Oct. 2022 The committee is planning to pull out all the stops for the 2026 edition. Francisco Rosa, Sun Sentinel, 15 Aug. 2022 The Ohio State forward is a tremendous offensive player, but Samuels is going to pull out all the stops to slow him down. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 19 Mar. 2022 But in the face of the political pressure to process the application well before the Jan. 21, 2022, deadline, the agency committed publicly to pull out all the stops to get the job done. Helen Branswell, STAT, 26 Aug. 2021 The small front entrance (originally the back door) prompted Goldfarb and Brous to pull out all the stops to give it a memorable identity. Joanna Linberg, Southern Living, 20 Feb. 2021 The bachelorettes pull out all the stops to catch his eye. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, 4 Jan. 2021 Cooks and hosts are gearing up to pull out all the stops to prepare a festive meal and gathering. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 23 Nov. 2022

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“Pull out all the stops.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pull%20out%20all%20the%20stops. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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