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English definition of “pull out all the stops”

pull out all the stops

to do everything you can to make something succeed : They pulled out all the stops for their daughter's wedding .Effort and expending energyTrying and making an effort
(Definition of pull out all the stops from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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