字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Proverbs 174. The proverb today is leave no stone unturned. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. If someone leaves no stone unturned, it means you should try every possibility in order to achieve one's goal. It implies looking for something in every possible place or in every way possible. You know, literally picking up every stone you can find searching under it looking everywhere you could possibly look to find what you need or what you're looking for. Okay. Let's continue. The origin of this proverb is derived from , remember it comes from derived from, an ancient Greek legend. As the legend has it. Remember that means like according to the legend as the legend has it there was a general Mardonius and he was believed to have a great treasure in his tent. Unfortunately, he was defeated in the Battle of Plataea in 477 BC , which probably means he died. His treasure was unable to be found Polycractes of Thebes went to an Oracle of Delphi for advice. Remember back in the ancient times, in ancient Greece, an oracle that's a person that they believed was able to communicate with the gods. So the gods have the information. So if you talk through the Oracle, the Oracle can you know, get communication with the gods and the gods can help you. So for advice. And the Oracle advised them to move every stone it was later translated as leave no stone unturned. So this is where the-- this proverb actually does come from. Okay. So let's continue. And we have three examples here. So the first example you know, the way we use it today. The lead investigator promised to leave no stone unturned in search for the suspect. Okay. So he'll search everywhere anywhere he can think of. Anywhere he can go. Any lead he could follow. He'll leave no stone unturned. All right. Number two. The opposing political party tried to dig up dirt on the president. They left no stone unturned. They searched everywhere. Anything they could possibly try to make stick on him, but still came up empty-handed. So they didn't come up with anything strong enough or powerful enough to to hurt him that bad. All right . Number three. He's sworn to leave no stone unturned in his quest to resolve this important issue. So these are just the way that you might hear this phrase used. Anyway I hope you got it. I hope it was clear. I hope it was informative. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.