whatever it takes


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whatever it takes

Anything necessary to complete a task or goal, usually with a sense of reckless abandon. I will do whatever it takes to get this promotion—even making sure that co-workers' blunders get back to the boss. Their team is more skilled than ours, so we'll have to do whatever it takes to win this game.
See also: take, whatever
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A lot of the newer generation is going towards episodic television, music videos, commercials, video art: whatever it takes to keep their chops up.
But the main rule here is "never let the ball get inside" whatever it takes.
"Whatever it takes within the restrictions of the law to get him out of there, we need to do," Falwell has said.
At the CEO level, large private companies simply have to pay whatever it takes to get quality people.
In Montgomery County, students and groups that work with young gays and lesbians say they are prepared to use legal action if necessary to force their positions "We will do whatever it takes to in that schools and school districts change," says Craig Bowman, executive dire the Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League, a 13-year-old organization that operates in the metropolitan Washington D.C., area.
In Washington the temptation is growing to do whatever it takes to get a bill, even one that could prove inadequate.