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English definition of “go the extra mile”

go the extra mile

to make more effort than is expected of you: He's a nice guy, always ready to go the extra mile for his friends.
(Definition of go the extra mile from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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