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go to great lengths

(also go to any lengths)
to try very hard to achieve something: Some people go to great lengths to make their homes attractive. He'll go to any lengths to get what he wants.
Translations of “go to great lengths”
in Chinese (Traditional) 竭盡全力,全力以赴…
in Chinese (Simplified) 竭尽全力,全力以赴…
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