This question is related to the idiom It took everything/all I had (within me)
Is it grammatically sound to place a second object after the verb TAKE? To clarify what I mean, below is the sentence I want to construct:
He was very aggressive. It took [two policemen] [everything they had] to subdue him
Or is it incorrect to do so?
He was very aggressive. It took [everything the two policemen had] to subdue him.
On top of that, I would like you to provide a link to a dictionary or an article for reference, preferrably to The Free Dictionary, but any would be helpful.
Many thanks in advance.