a hundred and ten percent

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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!
See also: and, hundred, percent, ten
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For example, the badly needed simplification of the individual estimated tax system (included as part of the RRA) provides that individual taxpayers with adjusted gross incomes (AGIs) exceeding $150,000 will have to use 110% of last year's tax as a safe harbor for paying current year estimated taxes, rather than the 100% used by all other individuals.
Small businesses agreed to a 110% safe harbor as a simple and safe alternative to the very complicated prior rules.