go to great lengths to do something

go to great lengths to do something
go to great lengths to (do something) to try very hard to achieve a result.

This champion marathon runner is going to great lengths to help needy children.

Both sides have gone to great lengths to emphasize areas of similarity in their proposals.

Related vocabulary: take great pains to do something

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  • go to great lengths to do something — go to great lengths (to do something) to try very hard to achieve something. I went to great lengths to explain the situation to him but he still didn t seem to understand …   New idioms dictionary

  • go to great lengths (to do something) — go to any, some, great, etc. ˈlengths (to do sth) idiom to put a lot of effort into doing sth, especially when this seems extreme • She goes to extraordinary lengths to keep her private life private. Main entry: ↑lengthidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • go to any lengths to do something — go to any lengths (to do something) go to great lengths (to do something) to try very hard to achieve something. Some men will go to any lengths (= try any method) to disguise the fact that they re going bald …   New idioms dictionary

  • go to great lengths to — (do something) to try very hard to achieve a result. This champion marathon runner is going to great lengths to help needy children. Both sides have gone to great lengths to emphasize areas of similarity in their proposals. Related vocabulary:… …   New idioms dictionary

  • go to great lengths — (to do something) to try very hard to achieve something. I went to great lengths to explain the situation to him but he still didn t seem to understand …   New idioms dictionary

  • take (great) pains to (do something) — to try very hard to do something. We took great pains to insure that no one felt left out. Related vocabulary: go to great lengths to do something …   New idioms dictionary

  • go to great lengths — ● length * * * go to great/extreme/any/etc lengths phrase to try in a very determined or unreasonable way to achieve something They have gone to great lengths to make us feel welcome. The lengt …   Useful english dictionary

  • go to great lengths — verb To make a big effort to do something, or be very careful when doing something, especially excessively or extremely. Leftish anthropologists go to great lengths to avoid saying anything about primitive peoples that could conceivably be… …   Wiktionary

  • go to any lengths (to do something) — go to any, some, great, etc. ˈlengths (to do sth) idiom to put a lot of effort into doing sth, especially when this seems extreme • She goes to extraordinary lengths to keep her private life private. Main entry: ↑lengthidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • go to some lengths (to do something) — go to any, some, great, etc. ˈlengths (to do sth) idiom to put a lot of effort into doing sth, especially when this seems extreme • She goes to extraordinary lengths to keep her private life private. Main entry: ↑lengthidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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