“Pull out all the stops”翻译与解析

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Pull out all the stops-竭尽全力

Pull out all the stops:To deploy all the resources or force at one’s disposal (竭尽全力、全力以赴)

例句:An over-worked marketing department had pulled out all the stops to get everything ready. (例句出处:《剑桥BEC高级真题集第四辑:P101》)


词义来源:An allusion to organ stops, which are pulled out to turn on each set of sounds in a pipe organ. When all stops are pulled out, the organ will play all variations of its sounds at once, therefore being as loud as possible.

类似表达:running at full capacity或running on full cylinders

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