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give it some welly

To act with more effort or enthusiasm. That performance was dull as can be—come on, give it some welly!
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give it some welly

exert more effort or strength. informal
Welly or wellie , an informal abbreviation of Wellington boot , acquired an informal sense of ‘power or vigour’ in the 1970s.
1997 BBC Top Gear Magazine Drop down a gear, give it some welly and that long bonnet rises towards the horizon in the best traditions of…a traditional British Sports Car.
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You might think there would be some tension between them and the Spice Girls but Emma Bunton was giving it some welly as she danced to Little Mix wearing wellies at the Isle Of Wight festival on Saturday.