One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Allow nothing to deter one from achieving one's aim, however wrong or dishonest.‘he would stick at nothing to preserve his privileges’
- ‘A moment afterwards she has reason to regret her magnanimity, for she has to deal with a villain who will stick at nothing.’
- ‘She will stick at nothing to achieve her ambitions.’
- ‘Against a class of men who themselves stuck at nothing, everything was held to be permissible.’
- ‘He would stick at nothing to defend me from the violence of his bloodthirsty accomplices.’
- ‘Lacking all self-restraint, they stuck at nothing to gain their ends, and both sides made ruthless use of any successes they won.’
- ‘This is what generally ruins great states - when each party will stick at nothing to overcome its opponents, and having done so, takes vengeance on them without mercy.’
- ‘He was resolved to stick at nothing for the securing and advancing of his honour and power.’
- ‘He stuck at nothing, either to advance his satellites or to destroy his enemies.’
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