spare no effort

Definition of spare no effort

  1. :  to do everything one can We will spare no effort to ensure the safety of the tunnels.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to forbear to destroy, punish, or harm

    :  to refrain from attacking or reprimanding with necessary or salutary severity

    :  to relieve of the necessity of doing or undergoing something

  1. :  not being used

    :  held for emergency use

    :  being over and above what is needed :  superfluous

  1. :  a spare tire

    :  a duplicate (such as a key or a machine part) kept in reserve

    :  the knocking down of all 10 pins with the first 2 balls in a frame in bowling

  1. :  conscious exertion of power :  hard work

    :  a serious attempt :  try

    :  something produced by exertion or trying

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to cast off or become cast off

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