give anything (for something)

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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.
See also: anything, give
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An embankment fell on some Frenchmen yesterday, and the papers are full of it today--but whether those sufferers were killed, or crippled, or bruised, or only scared is more than I can possibly make out, and yet I would just give anything to know.
He wouldn't give anything to the library last summer, you remember, till the Story Girl told him that story about his grandmother.
So now my lord and lady duke and duchess, here is your governor Sancho Panza, who in the bare ten days he has held the government has come by the knowledge that he would not give anything to be governor, not to say of an island, but of the whole world; and that point being settled, kissing your worships' feet, and imitating the game of the boys when they say, 'leap thou, and give me one,' I take a leap out of the government and pass into the service of my master Don Quixote; for after all, though in it I eat my bread in fear and trembling, at any rate I take my fill; and for my part, so long as I'm full, it's all alike to me whether it's with carrots or with partridges."
It was difficult at that time to give anything to those who were fleeing through the forest from certain death, but now I can give something to these people who keep the memory alive,' said MaliA to FENA.
Some people can't even have any and would give anything to have just one, regardless of gender."
I would give anything to hold my beautiful boys, to see them smile, hear them laugh or even hear them cry.
I'd give anything to be there that day with the smell of Bovril in the air, "Well well, super well" being sung by the thousands and my grandfather lifting me up when the final whistle blew.
"I would give anything to swap my life now, for that of a pro footballer."
The former Wales striker claims he would give anything to be in the World Cup position Ireland fans find themselves in.
We would give anything to have just one more day with you, especially today.
Cameron has no mandate from the British people to give anything to the EU.
In short, never give anything to any charity unless you are 100% sure where it is going and who it is helping.
A loving birthday memory of my mam Irene, I miss you more and more each day, and would give anything to have you near, love you loads, your daughter Carol.xxx FRIZZELL (Denton Burn).
BUENOS AIRES: Argentina coach Diego Maradona would give anything to be able to play in Saturday s World Cup qualifier against Brazil, he said on Tuesday.
"Yeah we'd give anything to go for a drink at Parr Street," guitarist Jonny Buckland told Insider.