go the extra mile

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Definition of go the extra mile

: to do more than one is required to do She's always willing to go the extra mile to help a friend.

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“Go the extra mile.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20the%20extra%20mile. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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