go the distance

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Verb[edit]

go the distance

  1. (idiomatic) To have the endurance to see a difficult sustained challenge to its natural end without faltering.
  2. (boxing) To participate in a boxing match for its maximum number of rounds.
    • 1976 November 21, Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa, Rocky:
      It really don't matter if this guy opens my head, even, cause I all I wanna do is go the distance. Nobody's ever gone the distance with Creed, and if I can go that distance, seein' that bell ring and I'm still standin', I'm gonna know for the first time in my life, see, that I weren't just another bum from the neighborhood.