go the extra mile

go the extra mile

To go beyond what is necessary or expected in order to please someone, achieve something, or get something done correctly. I have to say, our lawyer really went the extra mile in making sure every aspect of our case was watertight. Suzy always goes the extra mile to make my birthday special.
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go the extra mile

to try harder to please someone or to get the task done correctly; to do more than one is required to do to reach a goal. I like doing business with that company. They always go the extra mile. My teacher goes the extra mile to help us.
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go the extra mile

If you go the extra mile, you make a special effort to do or achieve something. The President is determined to go the extra mile for peace. I discovered that going the extra mile has always been a feature of successful people. Note: This expression is variable, for example people sometimes replace go with travel and mile with yard. We will travel the extra mile to arrive at peace. He will be remembered for his willingness to go the extra yard to help people.
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go the extra mile

be especially assiduous in your attempt to achieve something.
This origins of this expression can be traced back to the New Testament injunction ‘And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain’ (Matthew 5:41). The revue song of 1957 by Joyce Grenfell , ‘Ready…To go the extra mile’, may have popularized its use.
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go the ˌextra ˈmile (for somebody/something)

make a special effort to achieve something, help somebody, etc: Both sides involved in the fighting say they are willing to go the extra mile for peace.
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go the extra mile

Make a special effort to accomplish something, go beyond the norm. This twentieth-century expression may be used to exhort someone to greater effort, as in “The coach wants us to go the extra mile in this game,” or simply to describe additional effort. A 1957 song combines it with several other clichés: “Working like a beaver, Always with a smile, Ready to take the rough and smooth, To go the extra mile” (“All We Ask Is Kindness,” by Joyce Grenfell).
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Will you go the extra mile for a good cause literally?
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Although there isn't a one-size-fits-all formula for success, it is within everyone's reach, provided they are ready to go the extra mile, or rather, run a marathon.
Samantha Watson, Chair of Optometry Scotland, said: "We know that there are optometrists across Scotland who really go the extra mile for their patients, delivering very personalised care in their communities.
Aspect Software, a provider of native consumer engagement, workforce optimization, and self-service solutions, has announced the GEM (Going the Extra Mile) Award which recognizes customer service agents who go the extra mile to provide exceptional customer experiences, the company said.
Aspect Software, a leading provider of native consumer engagement, workforce optimization, and self-service solutions, today announced the GEM (Going the Extra Mile) Award which recognizes customer service agents who go the extra mile to provide exceptional customer experiences.
Go the extra mile: Through her workshops, Masoud tries to instill an appreciation for this type of lifestyle.
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"We are incredibly grateful to people like Amanda who are already doing amazing things to support Poppyscotland and we hope her story might inspire others to go the extra mile themselves.
THE heads of Ireland's churches have urged the leaders of the main parties here to "go the extra mile" to break the talks deadlock.
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"Any bold scenes are an absolute no for me," she said when asked if she would be willing to go the extra mile.
DOCTOR WHO writer and producer Steven Moffat has admitted that he is happy to "go the extra mile" to keep actress Jenna Coleman in the programme.
HUNDREDS of schoolchildren across the region took to their bikes and pounded the pavements to celebrate Go the Extra Mile Day.