go to any lengths (to do something)

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.

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  • 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

  • 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

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  • go to any length — {v. phr.} To do everything you can. * /Bill will go to any length to keep Dick from getting a date with Mary./ Compare: ALL OUT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • go to any length — {v. phr.} To do everything you can. * /Bill will go to any length to keep Dick from getting a date with Mary./ Compare: ALL OUT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • 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 extreme lengths — 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 lengths that some people will go to (=the extreme things they will do) …   Useful english dictionary

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