leave no stone unturned

Definition

Leave no stone unturned is an idiom that means to exhaust every possibility when searching for a solution or answer.

Examples

My professor told me to leave no stone unturned when researching my thesis.

We have to leave no stone unturned if we want to find the missing treasure.

We have to make sure we leave no stone unturned in our investigation.

The detective promised to leave no stone unturned in his search for the murderer.

We must leave no stone unturned if we want to succeed.

Origin

The origin of this idiom is uncertain, but it is believed to come from the phrase ‘turning over every stone’ which dates back to the early 1700s.

Faqs

What does ‘leave no stone unturned’ mean?

It means to exhaust every possibility when searching for a solution or answer.

Where does this idiom come from?

The origin of this idiom is uncertain, but it is believed to come from the phrase ‘turning over every stone’ which dates back to the early 1700s.