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/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

go the extra mile

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

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