going for the gold

idiom

: trying to win a gold medal
She's going for the gold at the Olympics.

Examples of going for the gold in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Does Frannie regret going for the gold in those competitions? Dalton Ross, EW.com, 4 May 2023 Does Frannie regret going for the gold in those competitions? Dalton Ross, EW.com, 4 May 2023 Oliva Wilde is going for the gold. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 18 Nov. 2022 The Academy is going for the gold with its 95th ceremony. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, 10 Sep. 2022 Emma Chamberlain is going for the gold—literally! ELLE, 3 May 2022 Stop by the downtown location across from Klyde Warren Park for street tacos, drink specials, live music and cute Chihuahuas going for the gold. Dallas News, 29 Apr. 2022 There are more than 200 elite athletes on Team USA going for the gold, and several are already standing out before the games have even started. Catherine Garcia, The Week, 5 Feb. 2022 Out of the field Monday morning, nobody was going for the gold just yet. NBC News, 24 July 2021

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“Going for the gold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/going%20for%20the%20gold. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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