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go for the gold

Slang definitions & phrases for go for the gold

go for the gold

verb phrase

To strive for the highest reward; go for broke: Everything else looks real. They were going for the gold/ Any time Hollywood goes for the gold there are bound to be contestants that finish dead last

[1980s+; fr the gold medal awarded to the first-place finisher in Olympic competitions]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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