Meaning of “go to great lengths” in the English Dictionary

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"go to great lengths" in British English

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go to great lengths

also go to any lengths

to try very hard to achieve something:

He'll go to any lengths to get what he wants.

(Definition of “go to great lengths” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"go to great lengths" in American English

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go to great lengths

to use a lot of effort to get or achieve something:

We went to great lengths to make sure the votes were counted correctly.

(Definition of “go to great lengths” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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