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show willing

To demonstrate a willingness or eagerness to do what is necessary. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. The Labour leader has been showing willing to work with opposition parties on a tax reform package for the country.
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show ˈwilling

(British English) show that you are ready to help, work hard, etc. if necessary: The meeting wasn’t due to start for another half an hour, but she thought she’d better go early to show willing.
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Prior to Sarkozy's arrival, France promised Israel that it would put the brakes on its rapprochement with Syria until Damascus shows willing to distance itself from the axis of extremists, in particular Iran.
However, if James shows willing, Boro are set to launch an official bid when the season is over.
A firm that shows willing in a rehabilitation scheme may well have to pay out less - helping to keep the cost of insurance premiums down.
If he shows willing, find another counsellor and make sure you talk about all the issues in your marriage.
The three-pot engine does take its time from 0-62mph - almost 15 seconds - and though it shows willing wound up to top motorway speeds, its ultimate is just over 100mph.
On the plus side, Dudek has justified Gerard's faith in him, and Diouf at least shows willing to make things happen,even if his excessive pirouettes often delay the final product unnecessarily.