Pull-out-all-the-stops Definition

verb

(idiomatic) To reserve or hold back nothing.

They pulled out all the stops for the gala wedding.
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Origin of Pull-out-all-the-stops

  • An allusion to organ stops, which control the loudness and tones of a pipe organ. When all are pulled out, the organ can play all tones simultaneously.

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