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to give a good account of oneself
phrase
to perform, behave, or do something extremely well, particularly in a competitive situation
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to keep / put one's nose to the grindstone
phrase
to continuously put a lot of effort into doing something
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to play for keeps
phrase
to do something in a very serious and determined manner without showing mercy
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to have nothing to lose
phrase
to be in such a bad situation that it does not matter if one fails at something, because one's situation cannot get worse
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to put / keep / set / have one's shoulder to the wheel
phrase
to start something in a very energetic and determined manner
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to run on fumes
phrase
to continue operating with little ,if any, of the remaining energy, strength, or resources
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to set one's heart on sth
phrase
to have a strong desire to achieve or do something
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to stop at nothing
phrase
to do whatever one can in order to achieve what one desires
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to hang (on) in there
phrase
to continue trying to succeed regardless of difficulties or challenges
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to get on top of sth
phrase
to be able to handle and manage a situation or thing successfully
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to give one's right arm
phrase
to stop at nothing to obtain or do something
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if it is the last thing sb do
sentence
used to show how extremely determined someone is to do something
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once and for all
phrase
in a way that finalizes and completes the matter at hand
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stiff upper lip
/stˈɪf ˌʌpɚ lˈɪp/
noun
the ability to hide one's emotions and seem calm in unpleasant or difficult situations
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there is no stopping / holding sb
sentence
used to say that preventing someone from doing something is not possible because of their determination
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to break the back of sth
phrase
to manage to finish the most important or most difficult part of something, particularly a task
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like a dog with a bone
phrase
used to refer to someone who has made their decision and is not about to let anyone or anything stop them
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to eat the / that frog
phrase
to encourage someone to start doing the most difficult or unpleasant task, rather than avoiding or postponing it
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to break one's back
phrase
to work as hard as one can to achieve a particular result
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to put one's heart (and soul) into sth
phrase
to devote much time and effort with optimism to accomplish a goal
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to tie up loose ends
phrase
to finish something that is left unfinished
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to step on the gas
phrase
to make an attempt to do something better or faster than others
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