go for (the) gold

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!"
See also: gold