go for the kill

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Related to go for the kill: fall through, at least, touch base, Step Back, at the expense of, take it for granted, so much for

go (in) for the kill

1. Literally, to approach someone or something with the intent of killing it. The lion went in for the kill when it saw the injured antelope.
2. By extension, to approach someone or something with the intent to achieve a particular outcome. If someone finally shows interest in buying the house, I'm sure our realtor will go for the kill.
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go (or move in or close in) for the kill

take decisive action to turn a situation to your advantage.
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What we have seen Shahid Afridi doing in the World Cup at times is that when he needed to go for the kill, he hung back a little bit and was defensive.