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go the distance

Definitions

  1. (boxing) to complete a bout without being knocked out
  2. to be able to complete an assigned task or responsibility

Synonyms

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= finish, stay the course, complete, see through, bring to an end

Example Sentences Including 'go the distance'

"I was only questioning whether my horse can go the distance.
Globe and Mail (2003)
But the mainsail shredded off the NSW coast and they didn't go the distance.
Rob Mundle FATAL STORM (2001)
Checking out which ones were in it for the cheap thrills and which ones would go the distance with it.
Clive Barker COLDHEART CANYON (2001)
It would be a long shot, but a Charter-spelled stone should go the distance.
Garth Nix LIRAEL: DAUGHTER OF THE CLAYR (2001)
Wary of Bugner's vast experience, Cervi predicts the contest will go the distance.
Misc (1995)

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