go the extra mile

go the extra mile

To go beyond what is necessary or expected in order to please someone, achieve something, or get something done correctly. I have to say, our lawyer really went the extra mile in making sure every aspect of our case was watertight. Suzy always goes the extra mile to make my birthday special.
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go the extra mile

to try harder to please someone or to get the task done correctly; to do more than one is required to do to reach a goal. I like doing business with that company. They always go the extra mile. My teacher goes the extra mile to help us.
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go the extra mile

If you go the extra mile, you make a special effort to do or achieve something. The President is determined to go the extra mile for peace. I discovered that going the extra mile has always been a feature of successful people. Note: This expression is variable, for example people sometimes replace go with travel and mile with yard. We will travel the extra mile to arrive at peace. He will be remembered for his willingness to go the extra yard to help people.
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go the extra mile

be especially assiduous in your attempt to achieve something.
This origins of this expression can be traced back to the New Testament injunction ‘And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain’ (Matthew 5:41). The revue song of 1957 by Joyce Grenfell , ‘Ready…To go the extra mile’, may have popularized its use.
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go the ˌextra ˈmile (for somebody/something)

make a special effort to achieve something, help somebody, etc: Both sides involved in the fighting say they are willing to go the extra mile for peace.
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At the Volunteer Center of Lubbock, we make it a priority each year to honor individuals, families, businesses and organizations in our community who not only go the extra mile but go an extra two miles.
HUNDREDS of schoolchildren across the region took to their bikes and pounded the pavements to celebrate Go the Extra Mile Day.
He said: "Maureen was always prepared to go the extra mile to ensure residents are offered the highest possible standard of care.
Now that the record snows have almost melted and the Eastern US's new visitor, the Polar Vortex, has receded to the Arctic Circle, let us contemplate where we can go the extra mile this spring.
We wanted him badly, so we were prepared to go the extra mile.
SUPPORT - Sefton's local NHS Stop Smoking Service - is encouraging people to go the extra mile during this summer of sport by rising to the challenge of stopping smoking.
The report, 'Getting employees to go the extra mile,' highlights the following as the three most significant motivators that lead to employees being more prepared to go above and beyond their job description:
He said: "Our colleagues really do go the extra mile for Sport Relief, so it's a pleasure to run with them.
Mary Burns, leader of the youth club, said: "It has been lovely having the young people go the extra mile for Sport Relief by making their own pancakes and taking part in a fun pancake race.
This natural law of increas ing returns works exactly the same for salespeople who go the extra mile providing service for their customers as it does for the farmer planting his crop.
She really does go the extra mile - something that is especially true now that she has learnt to drive a minibus to transport youngsters to activities.
The awards were created to find and celebrate those unsung community heroes who go the extra mile for others.
The bridge team went out of its way to get us the winds we needed, and the Air Department was always willing to go the extra mile to get the job done for us.
This is one of the ways we go the extra mile for our students.
She's always been a champion for (the disadvantaged), and she'd go the extra mile for anyone.