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pull out all the stops

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  • v. To reserve or hold back nothing.

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  • v. use all resources available

Etymologies

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. (Wiktionary)

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