Posted by Smokey Stover on February 26, 2005
In Reply to: I'm not going to leave any stone unturned posted by ESC on February 25, 2005
: : What does it mean "I'm not going to allow any stone unturned"?
: : Thanks
: : Ish
: The expression is "leave no stone unturned." "I'll leave no stone unturned." Meaning the person is going to look everywhere, turn over every rock. The meaning has broadened to mean: I will do everything in my power.
You might like to know that there is a shore bird called the "turnstone." He turns stones, looking for edibles underneath. Actually, the one I'm familiar with is called a "ruddy turnstone." SS