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From "Song of Myself" by Walt Whitman:

What is commonest, cheapest, nearest, easiest, is Me,
Me going in for my chances, spending for vast returns,
Adorning myself to bestow myself on the first that will take me,
Not asking the sky to come down to my good will,
Scattering it freely forever.

What does it mean to go in for something in this contest?

I just feel that it means "I bet on my chances, so I expect the vast returns for this spending". Am I right?

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