going for the gold

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of going for the gold

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

Word by Word Definitions

going play
  1. : an act or instance of going

  2. : behavior, actions

  3. : the condition of the ground (as for walking)

  1. : that goes

  2. : working, moving

  3. : living, existing

gold play
  1. : a yellow malleable ductile metallic element that occurs chiefly free or in a few minerals and is used especially in coins, jewelry, and dentures — see Chemical Elements Table

  2. : gold coins

  3. : a gold piece

  1. : qualifying for a gold record


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