go the extra mile

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Etymology[edit]

  • Possibly from the gospel of Matthew ch.5: v.41
    "And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain."

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡəʊ ði ˈɛk.stɹə ˈmaɪl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɡoʊ ði ˈɛk.stɹə ˈmaɪl/
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Verb[edit]

go the extra mile (third-person singular simple present goes the extra mile, present participle going the extra mile, simple past went the extra mile, past participle gone the extra mile)

  1. (idiomatic) To make an extra effort; to do a particularly good job.

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