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- v. this sense?) (idiomatic) To put maximum effort into achieving something.
- v. this sense?) To decide to do something; especially after a period of hesitation.
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We used to go for it with gourds, two in each hand with a stick between them, morning and evening-a mile there and a mile back-four miles a day.
"Jesus, Casey," Murtagh had burst out, "head office'll never go for it in a million years!"
First, make deliberate selection of the cloud-capped summit you would scale, and then fix an eye single on the topmost peak, and go for it with the tortoise for exemplar.