go for (the) gold

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go for (the) gold

To pursue or attempt to achieve the very best possible outcome or reward from some activity, task, or endeavor. A reference to winning a gold medal at a competition, especially for athletics. You have to go for the gold in every aspect of your business if you want to be successful. John: "I'm off to compete in the pie-eating contest." Doug: "Go for gold!"
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When I won gold at the Skills Show in Birmingham in 2013 the aim was to go for gold in Brazil.
2 Glitzy - go for gold - go for gold or silver with a shiny table runner, place settings and napkin.
Grab and go for gold with River Island's lion emblem shoulder bag, PS25 | Precious metal.
30pm) THE world's best disabled athletes are about to go for gold in Sochi, Russia.
Go for Gold in Glasgow lists activities from swimming to lawn bowls and gymnastics to shooting as it prepares to welcome a million people from across the globe for the 2014 showcase, from July 23 to August 4.
He also said that the petal should inspire sportspersons in India to go for gold in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.
A SCHOOLBOY from Cardiff is set to go for gold at the Paralympics in London.
In the Olympic Stadium, 20-year-old former rugby player Lawrence Okoye, who has deferred a place at Oxford to study law to concentrate on athletics, will go for gold in the discus after producing a throw of 65.
40pm), Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome are in action in the men's individual road cycling time-trial (Tuesday, BBC1, 7pm), Victoria Pendleton and Jess Varnish go for gold in the women's team sprint (Thursday, BBC1, 4pm) and there will be highlights and live coverage of Jessica Ennis's bid for gold in the Heptathlon (Friday, BBC1, 7pm).
CHILDREN have been learning how to go for gold with a hop, skip and a jump.
Summary: DUBAI -- It's time to go for gold this DSF with promotions adding sheen to sales in the first two weeks of the festival.
BOXING: Five British boxers are preparing to go for gold at the European Union Championships in Odense, Denmark after successfully negotiating their semi-final fights today.
ROWING: Three-time Olympic silver medalist Katherine Grainger has announced she will go for gold again at London 2012.
LONG SHOT: Greg gave up football to go for gold in long jump
Crane came from nowhere to take an unexpected silver in the high jump behind South African Anika Smith - but was denied the opportunity to go for gold.