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The meaning of "go the extra mile"

" Go the extra mile "
Meaning:
Going beyond what is usually required. Make an extra effort.
Example:
He needed have picked me up from the airport. I'm grateful that he went the extra mile.
Where did it originate?:
USA, late 19th century.
Where is it used?:
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