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jomo27

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Is it correct to say: (Quotes)

"Fight to be the best."

"Do what you like, or you will do what you don't like."
 

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"Do what you like, or you will do what you don't like."
I haven't come across this expression before, and on brief acquaintanceship, I don't consider it holds any great literary merit as a pithy saying.
It seems to mean, 'do what you enjoy doing, or you'll end up not having enjoyed your life.'

...or is some deep meaning going clear over my head here?
 
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Well, for the first quote, I mean, 'We compit with each other to be the best', how do we say it nicely?
 

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Are you looking for some colloquially 'nice' way of saying it, or a more formal expression, eg Strive for Supremacy (which is pithy and formal, but not appropriate here).
 

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Is it fine to say "Compete to be the best" ?
 

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Are you looking for some colloquially 'nice' way of saying it, or a more formal expression, eg Strive for Supremacy (which is pithy and formal, but not appropriate here).

Well, I would like it to be more formal expression.
:)

Thanks anyways !
 

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We have the expression, "Competition brings out the best in people", but this does not have the meaning of showing 'who is the best'.
 
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