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a hundred and ten percent

An effort towards something that is greater than one believes one is capable of doing, i.e., beyond 100% of one's ability; often used as a motivation in sports. Primarily heard in US. Alright guys, we all need to dig deep for the second half of the game. Go out there and give a hundred and ten percent and bring home a win!
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give 110%

To put forth the absolute maximum amount of effort or energy possible (i.e., even more than is usually required or seems possible). We're going to have to give 110% if we want to get this project finished by the deadline. A win today secures our spot in the championship, so go out there and give 110%!
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Genius is ten percent inspiration and ninety percent perspiration.

Prov. People get brilliant results primarily by working hard, not because they have special inborn powers. Child: Betty always does the best drawings in art class. She must be a genius. Father: If you worked hard, you could do just as well. Remember, genius is ten percent inspiration and ninety percent perspiration.
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In Los Angeles County, the number of students passing math went from 57 percent to 54 percent, and in English from 61 percent to 58 percent.
Board independence: Ninety-one percent of respondents have an independent chairman, lead director or presiding director--up from 83 percent in 2005 and 71 percent in 2004.
When compared to last year, 62 percent of the directors said they had about the same number of returning campers.
Of those reporting severance packages, 82 percent indicated it was a long-term package; 15 percent receive a bridging-concept package and 2 percent a short-term package.
However, while two years ago, 60 percent indicated insufficiently trained managers as a major problem area, this year only 17 percent indicated managerial training as a major issue; however, another 66 percent said the managerial training could use some improvement.
2 percent of hate crimes were comprised of additional crimes against persons, property, and society.
The property development sector represents about 27 percent of all investment or 197.
4 percent of market deposits and the HHI would increase 306 points to 1701, which is within the threshold levels in the DOJ Guidelines.
According to The Washington Post, 78 percent of voters in November preferred fixing public schools while only 16 percent wanted to move to a voucher system.
6 percent of the general population, while according to our survey 7 percent of the dancers polled tested positive.
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As in the FY 1994 budget, civilian R&D would get 47 percent of the R&D pie; defense snares the rest.
The statistics, based on a Crime Index of selected violent and property offenses reported to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, cover 95 percent of the population.
Questionnaires were mailed to approximately 10 percent of the JWOD population at 417 participating nonprofit agencies.
Desktop publishing, a few years ago uncharted territory braved by only a few intrepid pioneers, is today home to a thriving population of industrious communicators, with 97 percent(*) of the respondents to a recent Communication World survey saying that they use desktop publishing, compared to 65 percent in a similar survey last year.