leave no stone unturned

leave no stone unturned


  • do everything that is possible in order to achieve something
  • make every possible effort
  • search in all possible places
  • do everything you can to achieve a result
  • do something carefully and thoroughly, not missing any step

Example Sentences

  1. The chief of security said that his team would leave no stone unturned in nabbing the miscreants.
  2. He said he will leave no stone unturned in order to prove her innocence.
  3. The doctor said he will leave no stone unturned to find a cure for his illness.
  4. The researcher left no stone unturned in her search for the ancient manuscript.
  5. The police said they would leave no stone unturned in their search for the stolen jewellery.
  6. Both sides agreed to leave no stone unturned in their efforts to end the dispute.
  7. They promised that they will leave no stone unturned to find the solution to the problem.
  8. We will leave no stone unturned to find out who did this.


This phrase in its present form originated in the mid 1500s. It is from an ancient Greek legend about a general who buried his large treasure after being defeated. Those searching for the treasure consulted the Oracle of Delphi, who advised them to look under every stone.

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AuthorAkeriba B. Ranteweia writes on 17th October 2018

I am profoundly pleased to learn this proverb’s meaning and particularly the meaning and examples with sentences. It is extremely useful and helpful. Many thks for the tremendously good effort in all things.

AuthorSimran writes on 5th June 2018

I love this proverb and its history is far more interesting to make me fall in love with the language ENGLISH – loved it, very helpful. Thank you!

AuthorAman Kumar writes on 19th April 2018

Origin is very important to remember an idiom and this is quite interesting.

AuthorHenery writes on 6th February 2018

Thank you so so so much my daughter had to do a report on this!!!

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