Go it

Definitions

  • "'I saw it first—'tis mine—let go!'"
    "'I saw it first—'tis mine—let go!'"
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Go it to act in a striking or dashing manner—often in imperative by way of encouragement
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Additional illustrations & photos:

It Was a Picture to See Dad Go up Old Baldhead 214 It Was a Picture to See Dad Go up Old Baldhead 214
"HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO GO IN?" "HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO GO IN?"
MOTHER, I DO BELIEVE IT'S GOING TO BE THIS YEAR MOTHER, I DO BELIEVE IT'S GOING TO BE THIS YEAR
"DRAWN BY THE IDEA OF ITS GOING SO BLAMED FAST AND BEING SO STRONG." "DRAWN BY THE IDEA OF ITS GOING SO BLAMED FAST AND BEING SO STRONG."
"GO IT, OLE FRANKY, MY SON!" "GO IT, OLE FRANKY, MY SON!"

Quotations

  • Wayne Gretzky
    Wayne Gretzky
    “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it is.”
  • (Edward A. Murphy Murphy's Law
    (Edward A. Murphy Murphy's Law
    “If something can go wrong it will.”
  • Michael Eisner
    Michael Eisner
    “If it's not growing, it's going to die.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar%20Wilde
    “It is because Humanity has never known where it was going that it has been able to find its way.”
  • Leslie Jeanne Sahler
    Leslie Jeanne Sahler
    “It is best to learn as we go, not go as we have learned.”
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    “Those whom true love has held, it will go on holding.”

Idioms

Go tell it to birds - This is used when someone says something that is not credible or is a lie.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. gán, contr. for gangan, to go; cf. Ger. gehen, Dut. gaan.

Usage

In literature:

A GHOST GOING ITS ROUNDS.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
I don't suppose Miss Graeme would go it so strong as that little woman, but I guess she knows how.
"Janet's Love and Service" by Margaret M Robertson
Go it, you black beggars.
"Jack at Sea" by George Manville Fenn
I didn't go to do it and I'm sorry; because, what am I going to do with them cows?
"The Man Next Door" by Emerson Hough
I ought to invest my money; but it is so comforting to look at, that I hate to let it go.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
The piece of new can go with it so it will all be alike.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
It's a regular merry-go-round, isn't it?
"Blue Bonnet in Boston" by Caroline E. Jacobs
I was going to explain it next week, but I wouldn't leave you in suspense when I knew that that lawyer was going to trouble you.
"Miss Mackenzie" by Anthony Trollope
But do not let us go on with it if it makes you sigh so.
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
So the Great Western Railway Company, in 1871, decided to go under the fickle waters, as they found it so troublesome to go over them.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
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In poetry:

A something, not of earth or sky,
Beside me walks the ways I go,
And I--I never truly know,
If I am it or it is I.
"My Shadow And I" by Freeman Edwin Miller
I thank thee, Lord. It must be so,
Its beauty is so good.
Up in my heart thou mad'st it go,
And I have understood.
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
It makes the blessed Savior smile
To see a trusty, faithful child
Go through the world pure, undefiled—
She knows it.
"The Model Girl" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Go, songs! he says who sings;
Go! tell the world this tale;
Bear it afar on your tireless wings:
The Right will yet prevail.
"Sentinel Songs" by Abram Joseph Ryan
You shall not turn the tide of life!
Your anger keep at bay
Pointless your mourning and your toil
The world shall go its way.
"Pointless Your Morning" by Adam Asnyk
I'm not in love!--No!--Smother
Such a thought at seventeen!
I'll go and ask my mother--
"What can it mean--what can it mean?"
"What Can It Mean?" by George Pope Morris

In news:

Whatever she read about, she was going to go find out if it existed or not.
As celebrity scandals go, it's probably second only to the O.J.
As B-movie scripts go, it would be a doozy.
"We are going to proceed with this park, but right now it is kind of hard to say what the final outcome is going to be".
I know how this conversation is going to go, but it's always nice to keep your options open.
If the front end is slightly higher-priced than most stores, then it is going to be tough to recruit a new Rx customer, because they are going to think you are expensive, regardless of whether or not there is a third-party payer....
It's tough to know exactly how the game is going to go and how much of a role you are going to have.
"That cost of generators is going to go to consumers one way or the other and the customer at the pump will be paying for it," said Saquib Choudry, Citgo Station owner.
I'm not going it alone.
I don't believe every Nintendo handheld is going to be a Nintendo DS and the enormity of its success skewed my perception going into the launch of the 3DS.
As towns go, it's mostly modest — modest homes, modest aspirations.
"Everybody's gung-ho to go kill a wolf but nobody realizes how hard it's going to be," said Bud Martin, a Montana-based hunting guide who shot a wolf two years ago in Idaho.
Going it alone is too hard and too slow.
I wonder what it's going to take to make people wake up and see what is going on.
Lone Star State is itching to go it alone.
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In science:

If in IROOT mode, if average weight per active root in its region is above a certain threshold Fmax , with a small probability pmax : go to AROOT mode.
Multiagent Control of Self-reconfigurable Robots
A, A+ ]Q = AA+ − QA+A = Q−N In , it has been proved that (6) generalizes many q-deformed oscillator algebras and also shown that it gives interesting properties for Q going to a root of unity.
On The Construction of Generalized Coherent States for Generalized Harmonic Oscillators
The damping time is of the order of the spin diffusion time tdif f ∼ 200 ms, which gives an order of magnitude for the time it takes the transverse spin polarization to go from its value at the maximum of separation to zero.
Large amplitude spin waves in ultra-cold gases
It may be likened to steering a ship: when the ship is going off course, you adjust its direction.
Dialogue as Discourse: Controlling Global Properties of Scripted Dialogue
The agent has no access to the Information State of this agent and will therefore find it more difficult to estimate what it is going to say.
Dialogue as Discourse: Controlling Global Properties of Scripted Dialogue
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