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What is origin of leave no stone unturned?

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January 31, 2013 3:31AM

This expression alludes to an ancient Greek legend about a general who buried a large treasure in his tent when he was defeated in battle. Those seeking the treasure consulted the Oracle of Delphi, who advised them to move every stone. The present form dates from the mid-1500s. The actual man who wrote "Leave no stone unturned" was Euripides, an ancient Greek playwright.