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a hundred and ten percent

An effort towards something that is greater than one believes one is capable of doing, i.e., beyond 100% of one's ability; often used as a motivation in sports. Primarily heard in US. Alright guys, we all need to dig deep for the second half of the game. Go out there and give a hundred and ten percent and bring home a win!
See also: and, hundred, percent, ten

give 110%

To put forth the absolute maximum amount of effort or energy possible (i.e., even more than is usually required or seems possible). We're going to have to give 110% if we want to get this project finished by the deadline. A win today secures our spot in the championship, so go out there and give 110%!
See also: give

a/one hundred percent

Absolutely; completely; all the way. I'm one hundred percent certain this is the best course of action. I agree with their decision a hundred percent.
See also: hundred, one, percent

Genius is 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration.

Genius or things considered to have the quality of genius derive from brilliant ideas or intellect but moreso through hard work. All these successful entrepreneurs had great ideas, sure, but they worked extremely hard to realize them. Genius is 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration.

Genius is ten percent inspiration and ninety percent perspiration.

Prov. People get brilliant results primarily by working hard, not because they have special inborn powers. Child: Betty always does the best drawings in art class. She must be a genius. Father: If you worked hard, you could do just as well. Remember, genius is ten percent inspiration and ninety percent perspiration.

a/one hundred per ˈcent

completely: I agree with you one hundred per cent.
See also: cent, hundred, one, per
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