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give anything (for something)

To pay, give, or do whatever is necessary or required to acquire or achieve a thing for which one has an intense desire. I'd give anything to live in Paris! I bet she'd give anything for a chance to go out with John.
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"I'd give anything for Wales to be in that position, so you have to give the manager credit for qualifying.
Is it more important for this Ministry to place cameras in hospital corridors and promote expensive medical campaigns that did not give anything for patients?
"I'm quite happy with that ref, though.We had him for the Hibs game and I was upset when he didn't give anything for a challenge Sol Bamba put in on me.
I'M glad we get milder winters, but I'd give anything for warmer summers.
Start to celebrate her life Fiona - lots of us would give anything for the memories you have of your mum.
It's the toy most kids would give anything for - a fabulous fun buggy worth more than pounds 200.