go the extra mile

Definition of go the extra mile

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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to move on a course :  proceed — compare stop

    :  to move out of or away from a place expressed or implied :  leave, depart

    :  to take a certain course or follow a certain procedure

  1. :  the act or manner of going

    :  the height of fashion :  rage

    :  an often unexpected turn of affairs :  occurrence

  1. :  functioning properly :  being in good and ready condition

  1. :  a game played between two players who alternately place black and white stones on a board checkered by 19 vertical lines and 19 horizontal lines in an attempt to enclose the larger area on the board

  1. :  more than is due, usual, or necessary :  additional

    :  subject to an additional charge

    :  superior

  1. :  one that is extra or additional: such as

    :  a special edition of a newspaper

    :  an added charge

  1. :  beyond the usual size, extent, or degree

  1. :  any of various units of distance: such as

    :  nautical mile

    :  a race of a mile

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