go to any length


go to any length
go to any length
Fig. to do whatever is necessary. (See also go to great lengths (to do something).) •

I'll go to any length to secure this contract.

I want to get a college degree, but I won't go to any length to get one.

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{v. phr.} To do everything you can. * /Bill will go to any length to keep Dick from getting a date with Mary./ Compare: ALL-OUT.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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