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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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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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References in classic literature ?
Wyatt into the extra stateroom, I was attracted by certain singular cautious, subdued noises in that of her husband.
The extra state-room, originally engaged for this girl during her mistress' life, was now merely retained.
He can't do without an engineer--don't you see--and as no respectable man can be expected to put up with such a table, he allows them fifteen dol lars a month extra mess money.
I suppose the fifteen dollars extra he has to give keep on rankling--in there.
The boots and clothes are extras,' said Dick; 'and the fires in winter time are--'
Thousand Oaks goalkeeper Laura Brain is benefiting from extra work on non-game days with coach Geoff Raives.
After she bought the house at a Veterans Affairs foreclosure in 1993, she created her own accelerated payment plan by giving her lender written instructions to automatically draft the extra $100 from her bank account.
Patients who are officially eligible for "Extra Help" are being charged up to hundreds of dollars for prescriptions, when they should be charged no more than $5 per prescription (or 15% of the sale price if their countable income is in the range of 135% to 150% of federal poverty guidelines), because their eligibility for Extra Help is not recognized by the system.
So we just put ah extra road wheel in the support truck.
Bertolli doesn't yet have flavoured oils in its repertoire, but it does have a non filtered extra virgin olive oil variant which is growing in popularity.
A reversal (B-A-B) design (Kazdin, 1982) was used to evaluate the effects of the random extra credit quizzes on student attendance.
1--The guys working extra time get even more tired, more prone to injuries, less efficient; quality falls, we get less useful work for the dollar and costs rise.
Each pack of Kelapo Extra Virgin Coconut Oil baking sticks contains two 4-ounce sticks.
In connection with Extra Mile America, mayors from across the country are joining a cause that is dedicated to encouraging individuals and organizations to maximize their potential by doing more than the norm.