English version

use/try every trick in the book

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishuse/try every trick in the bookuse/try every trick in the bookTRY TO DO OR GET somethingto use every method that you know, even dishonest ones, to achieve what you want trick
Examples from the Corpus
use/try every trick in the bookI tried every trick in the book to reform him.Victoria used every trick in the book to undermine Patsy in order to get the new job colleagues knew Patsy had earned.
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