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extra pair of hands

Additional help or assistance provided by another person. I think we need to hire an extra pair of hands to help clean the house and mind the children.
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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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extra

1. slang Exceptional in some way; beyond what it is expected or usual. Did you just see what she did? Girl is extra. Whoa, that guac you made is so extra. What's in it?
2. slang Excessive, melodramatic; over the top. Does Kelly honestly expect us to spend $1,000 on couture bridesmaids dresses? Ugh, she's so extra. I know that wearing a full face of makeup is a little extra for going to a bowling alley, but who cares?

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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go the extra mile

Make a special effort to accomplish something, go beyond the norm. This twentieth-century expression may be used to exhort someone to greater effort, as in “The coach wants us to go the extra mile in this game,” or simply to describe additional effort. A 1957 song combines it with several other clichés: “Working like a beaver, Always with a smile, Ready to take the rough and smooth, To go the extra mile” (“All We Ask Is Kindness,” by Joyce Grenfell).
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Many extras find work by getting themselves an agent.
Holiday Extras is a USD 527.8m (GBP 400m) organisation employing more than 800 staff and handling bookings for over 6m people.
Many will remember the time will remember the time spent on each individual extra as they were being fitted for costumes and had make-up applied by professional make-up artists.
The production company will filming at Clinton High School between April 24 and 27 (during public school vacation), with some big football scenes with a lot of opportunities for featured extra roles.
Gervais acknowledges their are major differences between Extras and its award-laden predecessor.
Out West, all major dailies contacted by E&P published extras or significantly boosted press runs, including the Los Angeles Times, The San Diego Union-Tribune, and the San Francisco Chronicle.
The 'Bid for Extra Legroom' scheme meanwhile, will allow customers to bid for any unsold upgrade seats that are still available four days before their flight.
This newly refurbished 58,000 square foot store, located on Brant Street, is the first Sobeys store in Canada to receive the 'extra' designation.
"I poured the Extra Chunky Mediterranean Vegetable sauce over some wholemeal pasta for a healthy and tasty tea," says our other tester.
SONY ERICSSON T610 Network: BT Mobile; Cost: free; Monthly Rental: pounds 22.50; Extras: Free headset and pounds 45 credit.
WRONG, say furious Irish film extras playing King Arthur's Saxon foot soldiers at Ballymore Eustace in Co Wicklow.
It was the first time some papers had run extras since World War II.
Camaraderie experienced by extras from a major movie filmed in Redcar can now be shared online.
And a prison officer took home extras totalling pounds 51,943.
Now in an updated and expanded twenty-fourth edition, "Extra" Work for Brain Surgeons is a one-of-a-kind reference--an annual directory compiled especially for individuals working as background actors in the entertainment industry.