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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.
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English Tutor Nick P Proverbs (174) Leave No Stone Unturned

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anitawu12 published on February 6, 2020
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