a hundred and ten percent

  1. Noun.  (idiomatic, US) A level of effort exceeding one's sustained capacity, possibly risking injury.
  2. Noun.  (idiomatic, colloquial) The exertion of more than seems possible, hence 110%, not 100%, the usual maximum amount possible.

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