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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Proverbs 174. The proverb today is leave

  • no stone unturned. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. If someone leaves no

  • stone unturned, it means you should try every possibility in order to achieve

  • one's goal. It implies looking for something in every possible place or in

  • every way possible. You know, literally picking up every stone you can find

  • searching under it looking everywhere you could possibly look to find what you

  • need or what you're looking for. Okay. Let's continue. The origin of this

  • proverb is derived from , remember it comes from derived from, an ancient Greek

  • legend. As the legend has it. Remember that means like according to the legend

  • as the legend has it there was a general Mardonius and he was believed to have a

  • great treasure in his tent. Unfortunately, he was defeated in the

  • Battle of Plataea in 477 BC , which probably means he died. His treasure was

  • unable to be found Polycractes of Thebes went to an Oracle

  • of Delphi for advice. Remember back in the ancient times, in ancient Greece, an

  • oracle that's a person that they believed was able to communicate with

  • the gods. So the gods have the information. So if you talk through the Oracle, the

  • Oracle can you know, get communication with the gods and the gods can help you.

  • So for advice. And the Oracle advised them to move every stone it was later

  • translated as leave no stone unturned. So this is where the-- this proverb

  • actually does come from. Okay. So let's continue. And we have three examples here.

  • So the first example you know, the way we use it today.

  • The lead investigator promised to leave no stone unturned in search for the

  • suspect. Okay. So he'll search everywhere anywhere

  • he can think of. Anywhere he can go. Any lead he could follow. He'll leave no stone

  • unturned. All right. Number two. The opposing political party tried to dig up dirt on

  • the president. They left no stone unturned. They searched everywhere.

  • Anything they could possibly try to make stick on him, but still came up

  • empty-handed. So they didn't come up with anything strong enough or powerful

  • enough to to hurt him that bad. All right . Number three. He's sworn to leave

  • no stone unturned in his quest to resolve this important issue. So these

  • are just the way that you might hear this phrase used. Anyway I hope you got it.

  • I hope it was clear. I hope it was informative. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.

Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Proverbs 174. The proverb today is leave

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