Idiom of the Week: Go the Extra Mile


Meaning: To give extra effort; to do more than is expected or necessary.


If you want to get a good tip, you need to go the extra mile.

My teacher really went the extra mile to help us, and our English improved a lot.

He always goes the extra mile for his friends – whenever they need help, he is there to help them.


Pop Quiz:

You want to improve your English. You would be going the extra mile if you…

A.  only did the required homework.

B.  only spoke your first language outside of class.

C.  practiced speaking English for two hours every day after class.

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The correct answer is C. Going the extra mile means doing more than is necessary, so practicing your English for two hours in addition to class is definitely going the extra mile.

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