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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The BJP government has taken several steps to ensure the eradication of these troubles and the Chief Minister has vowed to walk the extra mile. The city and the state needs leaders of his calibre and BJP will for sure emerge victorious in the upcoming elections," said Bodh Raj Sikri.
Companies, aware of the financial penalties involved in snubbing employees' welfare, walk the extra mile to maintain a happy, healthy workforce.
'We can do less as a people, and President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will walk the extra mile to bring harmony to the country and the nation,' he added.
A thousand wins and counting for Ginebra !-- -- Olmin Leyba (The Philippine Star) - June 18, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines Barangay Ginebra had to walk the extra mile to book its 1,000th win as a franchise in the Philippine Basketball Association.
Summary: American fighter ready to walk the extra mile to balance between work and sport
Further, he said, Technolux would walk the extra mile by inspecting the sites, advising clients on design and layout of the space, supervising construction and staff training.
Summary: The Saudi coalition has the firepower to defeat the rebels, but it is willing to walk the extra mile for the sake of people.
It is often said that the Lebanese have been spoiled by domestic help and tend to think that there is always somebody to clean up after them--hence litt ering with no afterthought--but this does not explain why the same Lebanese who walk the extra mile to place a piece of garbage in the bin in a foreign country think nothing of tossing it on the street in their own.
President Duterte is prepared to "walk the extra mile" to attain peace in the country amid the planned revival of the talks with the communist rebel group.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, Mr Rabbani said the appointment of caretaker prime minister was a political question, and that parliament and political parties 'should walk the extra mile to achieve this consensus'.
I encourage all of you to walk the extra mile and run for higher elective posts."
production partner because we do not only facilitate an idea but also walk the extra mile with agencies to tech- nically realise their strategy and/or concepts and create
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.