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go for it

To put forth the necessary effort or energy to do or pursue something, especially in the face of any doubt or trepidation. Often used as words of encouragement. Sam: "I'm thinking of asking Dave out on a date, but what if he says no?" Mike: "Just go for it, dude! You'll never know unless you ask!" I knew I wouldn't win the marathon, but I still went for it with everything I had.
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Go for it!

Inf. Go ahead! Give it a good try! Sally: I'm going to try out for the basketball team. Do you think I'm tall enough? Bob: Sure you are! Go for it! Bob: Mary can't quit now! She's almost at the finish line! Bill: Go for it, Mary!
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go for it

COMMON If you go for it, you make a big effort to achieve something or you decide to do something. When you set the right goals for yourself, you will feel ready and willing to go for it. Don't throw away your chances — just go for it!
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go for it

strive to the utmost to gain or achieve something (often said as an exhortation). informal
2005 Dance Magazine Remember: ultimate success depends on being able to identify what is—and isn't—working in your life. Then go for it!
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ˈgo for it

(spoken) used for encouraging somebody to try and achieve something that is difficult or considered difficult: Don’t listen to him, Jeannie, go for it! How will you ever know unless you try?
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Go for it!

exclam. Do it!; Try it! It looked like something I wanted to do, so I decided to go for it.
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go for it

Try your hardest; aim to win. This slangy imperative appears to have originated in college sports events in the second half of the twentieth century and was soon transferred to all kinds of enterprise. President Ronald Reagan used it in the mid-1980s to exhort Congress to pass tax reform. A more specifically athletic event gave rise to the related go for the gold, an Olympic slogan of 1980 urging athletes to aim for the gold (highest) medal. That may be dying out, but the slightly older term is fast becoming a cliché.
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