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- v. To reserve or hold back nothing.
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- v. use all resources available
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)
With the stigma of Reno’s divorce-happy past still lingering, the city was eager to pull out all the stops for the Hal & Midge 50th Anniversary Blowout.