hakea kissojen ja koirien kanssa

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From hakea (to search) kissojen (of cats) ja (and) koirien (of dogs) kanssa (together); indicates that all available means have been utilized in the search. Normally, one would expect to use a dog for sniffing something out, but when one adds more dogs plus the cats, everything disposable has really been taken into use.


hakea kissojen ja koirien kanssa

  1. (idiomatic) to look for something thoroughly or energetically

Usage notes[edit]

In addition to hakea, synonymous verbs may be used, notably etsiä, but also kaivaa, tutkia and penkoa.


Further reading[edit]

  • “Miksi haetaan kissojen ja koirien kanssa?”, in Kysy.fi[1] (in Finnish), Helsinki Public Library, 2007-10-05, archived from the original on 13 March 2016, retrieved 2014-02-13