swing for the fences

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swing for the fences

1. baseball Literally, to put all one's power into one's swing while batting so as to try to hit a home run. All they need is two more runs to win the game, so you can bet their star batter will come out swinging for the fences.
2. By extension, to put forward one's maximum amount of effort or energy (into or toward something); to act or perform with great intensity or effort. I wasn't sure about their state-appointed lawyer at first, but I was well impressed when he came out swinging for the fences on day one of the trial.
See also: fence, swing
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Pacquiao sustained his attack with superior technical ability and hand speed while Bradley was looking for a one-punch knockout, but swinging for the fences.
Once inside these pages, you realize that, like his boyhood hero, the author is swinging for the fences.
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He won't be able to play in the field because he can't throw, but Guerrero insists that he's fully capable of swinging for the fences.
If he wants to go out with you, he needs to stop swinging for the fences and go for some solid singles.
He's going to be swinging for the fences," Terhune said.
I prefer hitting singles with smaller entities each bringing a few job rather than swinging for the fences and possibly striking out.
Swing uses baseball terminology to describe the eternal dance of finding the right soul mate: a guy giving it his all, putting it all on the line, swinging for the fences and hoping he doesn't strike out.
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Instead of swinging for the fences by publicly apologizing for 14 years of lying about his gambling, and accepting responsibility for the consequences, Rose is trying to get on base with a cheap drag bunt: "I'm sure that I'm supposed to act all sorry or sad or guilty now that I've accepted that I've done something wrong.
Three years later finds the more seasoned CEO swinging for the fences with the proposed Pillsbury acquisition--which may be the biggest trial of Sanger's leadership abilities yet.
Chicago - Artwire is swinging for the fences with the introduction of a series of licensed Major League Baseball caps at the National Hardware Show last week.