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give anything (for something)

To pay, give, or do whatever is necessary or required to acquire or achieve a thing for which one has an intense desire. I'd give anything to live in Paris! I bet she'd give anything for a chance to go out with John.
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References in classic literature ?
Of course the coloured people were glad to give anything that they could spare, but I want to add that Miss Davidson did not apply to a single white family, so far as I now remember, that failed to donate something; and in many ways the white families showed their interested in the school.
The File replied, "You must indeed be a simple-minded fellow if you expect to get anything from me, who am accustomed to take from everyone, and never to give anything in return.
He wouldn't give anything to the library last summer, you remember, till the Story Girl told him that story about his grandmother.
But De Gea, 24, (left) is refusing to give anything away and could make the Reds wait until after his holiday this month to speak to them.
Volunteers can give anything from an hour of their time to help The Cinnamon Trust and the people they support.
The former Wales striker claims he would give anything to be in the World Cup position Ireland fans find themselves in.
Charlie said: "I can't give anything away, and I've just been given a bit of information that I can't tell.
A loving birthday memory of my mam Irene, I miss you more and more each day, and would give anything to have you near, love you loads, your daughter Carol.
But whatever you do, was the mantra, don't give anything away.
It's no surprise that we've to base our game on trying to keep clean sheets because if we don't give anything away, then we've always a chance," said McCarthy.
Is it more important for this Ministry to place cameras in hospital corridors and promote expensive medical campaigns that did not give anything for patients?
The number of people that study here is large but this country does not give anything back to them," says Ismaili.
The plan may allow the company not to give anything back to the United States and allow unsecured creditors to keep proceeds from a lawsuit against Daimler AG (Daimler) (NYSE: DAI).
We had him for the Hibs game and I was upset when he didn't give anything for a challenge Sol Bamba put in on me.
BUENOS AIRES: Argentina coach Diego Maradona would give anything to be able to play in Saturday s World Cup qualifier against Brazil, he said on Tuesday.