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pulled out all the stops

pulled out all the stops

Date: Oct 24 2005


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“I think it’s six carats. He definitely pulled out all the stops.”
Sheryl Crow, talking about the engagement ring given to her by her husband Lance Armstrong.


1. Definition - Study the definition.

to do something without reservation; to go for it

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

What’s going on in your life? Want to start your own business? Well, pull out all the stops and do it.
Going on a date with someone special? Pull out all the stops and do it right: go to a nice place and try hard to make it a wonderful time.
Having a hard time with a project at work or in school? Pull out all the stops, buckle down and nail it!
To pull out all the stops means to go after something with all of your energy, to have no constraints and just do it.


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“I decided to just pull out all the stops and go for it and start my own business.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

try someone's best
by Joven_tian
POCAHONTAS To pull out all the stops means to make a big effort so that something happens or is successful.
work as hard as possible
by dreamyRose
It means he used all his money to buy this ring.
by laniwei
If u pull out all the stops, u do everything u can to make sth happen or succeed.
by LiliyaJUMIK
Pulled out all the stops is when the people overcame our or yours expectatives; overcame the limits.
by manuelmonarrez
Does it mean like "He's spent as much as he can on it?"
by duripark

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pull out all the stops means go ahead and do it!

04:55 PM Mar 31 2007 |

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