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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You've got to rely on your bullpen right now, you've got to do whatever it takes to win,'' Jordan said.
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I just do whatever it takes to win,'' said Haller, crediting third-year coach Dennis Henderson for much of his success.
Do whatever it takes to get the anger, embarrassment and grief out of your system.
I'll do whatever it takes, hit the boards, dive for a ball, take a charge, whatever the team needs,'' Eernisse said.