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    Default the meaning of spare no effort to do something

    Dear all,


    what is the meaning of spare no effort to do something ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by duiter View Post
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    Not a teacher only a native.

    'Spare no effort' means put all your energy into doing something. Do the job as best you can.

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    Default Re: the meaning of spare no effort to do something

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    If one spares no effort in doing something, one does everything necessary.

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    Default Re: the meaning of spare no effort to do something

    To see how this idiom works, consider the opposite. You're trying very hard to do something, and a friend says 'You might as well spare yourself the effort.' If you 'spare no effort', you ignore that advice.

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