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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?
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.
HEY are the Christmas toys that children would give anything for - and each year the line-up is different.
No matter how much you might like Doritos, if that's all you can get, month after month, you'd give anything for a potato chip or cheese curl.
It's the toy most kids would give anything for - a fabulous fun buggy worth more than pounds 200.
Let them see the toll the disease takes; let them ponder whether a patient would give anything for one chance to take back the moment of passion that translated into a death sentence.
We got to talking about Iraq, and I told him I had some Latino officers over there who would give anything for a bowl of homemade menudo,'' Alba said.
I would give anything for this not to have happened.
Loaded with flashy camera moves, jarring sound, speed-demon editing and disturbing hallucinations, ``Requiem'' charts the downward spiral of three young, Coney Island junkies - sweet but stupid Harry Goldfarb (Jared Leto), his rich rebel girlfriend Marion (Jennifer Connolly) and his best pal Tyrone (``Scary Movie's'' Marlon Wayans) - from deliriously successful street dealers to desperate addicts who'll give anything for a hit.