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Today’s World Cup phrase of the day is the expression to go for it which means to try and win a game by all-out attack – it here refers to the game, to try to win the game. This phrase was used by both sides before today’s World Cup 3rd and 4th place play-off between Germany and Uruguay with both teams suggesting they would take the game very seriously and try to win it by attacking – by going for it. The game was an exciting, open affair with the Germans winning 3-2 and the game was a great spectacle as both teams had gone for it. To go for it.