go the extra mile

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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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She has adeptly managed numerous academic ventures and remains a true leader who leads by example, is warm, sincere and always willing to walk the extra mile to deliver on promises.
I will walk the extra mile for one day to find it [acceptable way of addressing the drug war].
Sharing a common vision, they were willing to walk the extra mile just to move the peace process forward," Bello added.
The enabling environment brought about by this 'silencing of the guns' will hopefully go a long way in bringing about an expeditious and early resolution to our differences and aspirations that have long divided us as a people I say again: the Duterte government will walk the extra mile for peace,' he added.
The President said, that while he was hurt by the sharp exchanges between him and CPP founding chair Jose Maria Sison who is based in The Netherlands, he gave assurances that he will walk the extra mile for peace," Dureza shared.
He said that he was always willing to walk the extra mile even as his party was working hard to take on the BJP, Akali Dal and the Congress in the Punjab elections.
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More than just practising pacifism, we are asked to walk the extra mile of resistance to confront evil with the power and truth of the one true God.
While Mohammad will be a sought-after guest on the Astronomy Night (September 19) - an event bringing together scientists, engineers, astronauts, teachers and students on the lawns of the White House - Obama has an opportunity to send across the message that none should be discriminated on the basis of unreasoned prejudice, and at the same time Americans should walk the extra mile to bury xenophobic and Islamophobic sentiments.
The government is willing to walk the extra mile to accommodate the opposition.
It's a large 19th-century building boasting Italian architecture and hosts Chris and Lisa Hutton walk the extra mile to ensure your stay ticks all the boxes.
It's a large 19th century building boasting Italian architecture and hosts Chris and Lisa Hutton walk the extra mile to ensure your stay ticks all the boxes.
In 35 years of sharing in the one priesthood of Jesus, I have struggled to follow the example of Jesus by discerning when to "shake the dust from my feet" or walk the extra mile with individual parishioners or parish groups.
Today, companies such as Canon realise that it is extremely important to be sustainable and therefore walk the extra mile to rethink the way they operate.
Don't walk the extra mile, don't do more than is expected of you.