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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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Unobserved heterogeneity in this context represents some attribute about the individual that may affect their decision to turn in extra credit but is unobservable to the researcher.
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