jump through the hoops (to)

jump through the hoops (to)
 Do all that is required.
 ► “In entering the race at the end of September, he [Steve Forbes] said he wouldn’t jump through the hoops needed to qualify for federal campaign matching funds but instead was ready to spend millions of his own.” (Wall Street Journal, Dec. 6, 1995, p. A1)

American business jargon. 2014.

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