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go the distance

To persist with some activity or goal until its completion. I think this team is good enough to go the distance and win the championship, don't you?
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go the distance

Fig. to do the whole amount; to play the entire game; to run the whole race. (Originally sports use.) That horse runs fast. I hope it can go the distance. This is going to be a long, hard project. I hope I can go the distance.
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go the distance

Carry through a course of action to completion. For example, He said he's willing to go the distance with this project. This expression originated in boxing, where it means "to last for all the rounds that have been scheduled." In baseball the same term means "to pitch an entire game." For a synonym, see all the way, def. 1.
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go the distance

COMMON If you go the distance, you complete what you are doing and reach your goal. Dave Hilton, back from World Cup duty, failed to go the distance when he was forced off with a muscle strain. Note: You can also say that someone goes the full distance. Julian is entitled to natural justice and we are prepared to go the full distance. Note: A boxer who succeeds in fighting until the end of the match is said to `go the distance'.
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go the distance

complete a difficult task or endure an ordeal.
Go the distance is a metaphor from boxing that means, when used of a boxer, ‘complete a fight without being knocked out’ or, when used of a boxing match, ‘last the scheduled length’. In the USA there is an additional baseball-related sense: ‘pitch for the entire length of an inning’.
1998 Times ‘Everyone wants to see an amateur who can go the distance,’ another spectator said. Kuchar has certainly gone the distance.
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go the (full) ˈdistance

continue playing in a competition or sports contest until the end: Nobody thought he would last 15 rounds but he went the full distance.
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