go for it
1. A common phrase used in football where the team decides to try to get the remaining yardage on fourth down in hopes of picking up the first down. A team usually kicks a field goal or punts the ball away because if they do not get the first down, the opponent is normally left with good field position.
1. And on 4-and-1 the Giants are going to go for it. If they don’t get this, the Eagles will get possession of the ball and will be able to run out the clock for the win.
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