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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Naidu said the Centre is always willing to walk the extra mile to address concerns of the Opposition on matters of policy and major pending legislations.
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.
The companies walk the extra mile by offering customized solutions such as providing life support, maintenance, and upgrades to have a competitive edge and thrive in this market.
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.
Don't walk the extra mile, don't do more than is expected of you.
Our readiness to walk the extra mile is for the sake of our people and the people of this region," he said.
In a statement, IPG said pilots were willing to walk the extra mile and meet with the management anytime.
It is wonderful that quite a few youngsters, these days, are willing to walk the extra mile to ensure that they utilise their time productively; that they don't suffer from myopic vision, when it comes to their careers and life in general.
These include Walk the Extra Mile events around the country to raise vital funds for research.
You have been one of the most articulate exponents of this position and promised to walk the extra mile for peace and resolution, she said in the letter to the Prime Minister.
If Pakistan co-operates with India, there is no problem that we cannot solve and we can walk the extra mile to open a new chapter in relations between our two countries," Singh said.