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What is origin of leave no stone unturned?


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2013-01-31 03:31:24
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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.


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Nothing has been left untested towards solving the problem.

Leave no stone unturned means to search every possible location.

No Stone Unturned was created in 1963.

I think so - the actual meaning of the sentence is that you left every stone unturned, i.e. did nothing. The usual phrasing would be "I left no stone unturned", i.e. you did everything you possibly could. Triple negative actually. Which is okay. Even negatives cancel. if the sentence was "There was not a stone I left unturned", or "There was a stone I did not leave unturned", or "There was not a stone I did not leave turned", would mean different things... The rule is meant to correct ambiguity where some say "I ain't got nobody", to me they don't have anyone, where logically not having nobody, implies you have somebody...

Troubleshooters - 1959 No Stone Unturned 1-25 was released on: USA: 25 March 1960

Black Scorpion - 2001 No Stone Unturned 1-7 was released on: USA: 16 February 2001

· Last ditch effort · Laugh all the way to the bank · Leave no stone unturned · Life is a bowl of cherries

Made every possible effort to solve a problem.

My Dirty Little Secret - 2013 No Stone Unturned 1-3 was released on: USA: 12 February 2013

Meaning very thorough, you could use "with a fine tooth comb". You could use "leave no stone unturned." You could use "like white on rice."

My best friend gave me the best advice he said each days a ggift and not a given right leave no stone unturned leave your fears behind and try to tak ethe path less traveled by and i know the rest but get the CD and listen to it your self

Shilpa has a Hindu origin. It means 'stone' or 'carved stone'

Just have a look around! Thousands of colleges are ready to welcome you! They leave no stone unturned to make progress. But we have to search for our satisfaction and only a few institutions are known for good study. Aitchison college, if you want to get yourself admitted in it; merit is 80% minimum.

The name of the element Lithium comes from the Greek word "lithos", meaning "stone".Word Origin Greek: lithos, stone.

unturned, unlearned, unearned

Literally, it means you have turned over and looked beneath every possible stone. Idiomatically, it means you've looked everywhere you could and have done everything you could to try to solve some problem.

Afferbeck Lauder has written: 'Nose tone unturned' 'Nose tone unturned: people, predicaments, [and] poems' -- subject(s): Australian wit and humor, Humor 'Let Stalk Strine / Nose Tone Unturned' 'Let stalk strine'

no you have to trade with platinum with giratina and origin stone then in your pokedex you will have another form of giratina

Genesis means "origin"Genesis: origin, the beginning, the Creationgenesis is a type of stone right?

means 'great houses of stone' in Shona

Tungsten is Swedish and means heavy stone.

it is of Dutch origin, and a bastardisation of stone.

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