use every trick in the book

use every trick in the book
to try or to use every possible method in order to achieve something

He tried every trick in the book to persuade her, but she still said no.

Thesaurus: to try hard to do or get somethingsynonym
Main entry: trick

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • use every trick in the book — {v. phr.}, {informal} To avail oneself of any means at all in order to achieve one s goal, not exclusive of possibly immoral or illegal acts. * /Algernon used every trick in the book to get Maxine to go out with him, but she kept refusing./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • use every trick in the book — {v. phr.}, {informal} To avail oneself of any means at all in order to achieve one s goal, not exclusive of possibly immoral or illegal acts. * /Algernon used every trick in the book to get Maxine to go out with him, but she kept refusing./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • use\ every\ trick\ in\ the\ book — v. phr. informal To avail oneself of any means at all in order to achieve one s goal, not exclusive of possibly immoral or illegal acts. Algernon used every trick in the book to get Maxine to go out with him, but she kept refusing …   Словарь американских идиом

  • every trick in the book — informal every available method of achieving what one wants * * * every trick in the book see ↑trick, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑book every trick in the book ◇ If you try every trick in the book, you do everything you can to achieve something. They ll… …   Useful english dictionary

  • try every trick in the book — try/use/every trick in the book phrase to try or to use every possible method in order to achieve something He tried every trick in the book to persuade her, but she still said no. Thesaurus: to try hard to do or get somethingsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • trick — I UK [trɪk] / US noun [countable] Word forms trick : singular trick plural tricks ** 1) a) an unfair or unpleasant thing that you do in order to harm someone or to get an advantage for yourself a dirty/cruel/nasty trick: It was a very dirty trick …   English dictionary

  • trick — trick1 [ trık ] noun count ** ▸ 1 something unfair/unpleasant ▸ 2 entertainment like magic ▸ 3 something not what it seems ▸ 4 effective way to do something ▸ 5 in card game ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) an unfair or unpleasant thing you do in order to harm… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • trick — 1 noun (C) 1 DECEIVING SB something you do in order to deceive someone: He pretended to be ill, but it was just a trick . | a clever trick to cheat the authorities 2 dirty/rotten/mean trick an unkind or unfair thing to do: He didn t turn up? What …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • The Front (The Simpsons) — Infobox Simpsons episode episode name = The Front image caption = Bart and Lisa type up their idea for a cartoon episode no = 78 prod code = 9F16 airdate = April 15, 1993 show runner = Al Jean Mike Reiss writer = Adam I. Lapidus director = Rich… …   Wikipedia

  • trick — trick1 S3 [trık] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(something that deceives somebody)¦ 2¦(joke)¦ 3¦(something that makes things appear different)¦ 4 a dirty/rotten/mean trick 5 do the trick 6¦(magic)¦ 7¦(clever method)¦ 8 use/try every trick in the book …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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