go the distance
- (boxing) to complete a bout without being knocked out
- to be able to complete an assigned task or responsibility
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.
FATAL STORM (2001)
Checking out which ones were in it for the cheap thrills and which ones would go the distance with it.
COLDHEART CANYON (2001)
It would be a long shot, but a Charter-spelled stone should go the distance.
LIRAEL: DAUGHTER OF THE CLAYR (2001)
Wary of Bugner's vast experience, Cervi predicts the contest will go the distance.
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