2012년 11월 18일 일요일

Dic: go the distance, last the distance


■ go the distance:

  1. [boxing] to complete a bout without being knocked out
  2. to be able to complete an assigned task or responsibility
■ go the distance: to manage to continue until the end of a competition

■ go the distance: to continue doing something until it is successfully completed.
  • The pitcher went the distance and has now won eight games in a row. 
  • The project would be difficult, but I agreed I would go the distance.
.... Collins, CALD, Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms 

■ distance:
 5. (a) aesthetic distance
 5. (b) capacity to observe dispassionately
go the distance (also last the distance): to complete a course of action


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