get-go

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n get-go the time at which something is supposed to begin "they got an early start","she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her"
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Quotations

  • Apollo 13 Movie
    Apollo 13 Movie
    “You never know what events are going to transpire to get you home.”
  • Lillian Carter
    Lillian Carter
    “Every time I think that I'm getting old, and gradually going to the grave, something else happens.”
  • Lao-Tzu
    Lao-Tzu
    “By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning.”
  • Andy Warhol
    Andy%20Warhol
    “Since people are going to be living longer and getting older, they'll just have to learn how to be babies longer.”
  • Charles F. Kettering
    Charles%20F.%20Kettering
    “You will never stub your toe standing still. The faster you go, the more chance there is of stubbing your toe, but the more chance you have of getting somewhere.”
  • Dale Carnegie
    Dale%20Carnegie
    “If you want to conquer fear, don't sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy”

Idioms

From the get go - If you are familiar with something from the get go, you are familiar with it from the beginning
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From the get-go - (USA) If something happens from the get-go, it happens from the very beginning.
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Get up and go - If someone has lots of get up and go, they have lots of enthusiasm and energy.
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Usage

In literature:

I think I'm going to like it here, when I get used to it.
"In Blue Creek Cañon" by Anna Chapin Ray
Say, Pen, I can get my appointment to the Reclamation Service and I'm going out west in a couple of weeks.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
I'm going to get into the hammock, and I'm not going to stir till dinner-time.
"Cricket at the Seashore" by Elizabeth Westyn Timlow
I hope we are not always going to get up at such ridiculous times.
"The Crystal Hunters" by George Manville Fenn
As soon as Polly gets straightened around I'll let her go home to her aunt.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
Firstly, Miranda Mary's mother has had to go and get sick and Miranda Mary must go home to wait on her.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
I'll go in and get ready and you go straight to the hall stove and warm yourself.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Get the candles, Ted, and I'll go get my sled!
"The Curlytops and Their Playmates" by Howard R. Garis
Old Mistress Frankie say, 'Don't get scared, he ain't go to whoop him, they kin.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
Benda said he was just getting ready to go on an extended journey.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
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In poetry:

I say, "Le Roy, just how much are we owing?
Something I can't comprehend,
the more we got the more we spend…."
He only answers, "Let's get going."
Le Roy, you're earning too much money now.
"Songs for a Colored Singer" by Elizabeth Bishop
Goodbye for ever, queen of fairies!
Your wings were made of sun, and I am walking here.
I shan't get well unless I go and lie down on my bed.
I never was well except lying down on the Universe.
"I Have a Terrible Cold" by Fernando Pessoa
Sometimes, I say, on days like these,
I get a sudden gleam of bliss.
"Not on some sunny day of ease,
He'll come . . but on a day like this!"
And, in the twinkling of an eye,
These tiresome things will all go by!
"In Such An Hour" by Fay Inchfawn
Well, I'll get hell enough when I get home
For coming up this far,
Leaving the note, and running as I came.
I'll go and tell my father where you are.
You'd better go find Minnegan before
Policemen hear and come.
"A Note Left In Jimmy Leonard's Shack" by James Wright
Bids all sorrow go its way.
Helps us stay our tears, And when life seems drear and gray,
Quiets all our fears. When it comes to share and share,
I shall be resigned If some other gets "Don't Care"
I'll take "Never Mind!"
""Don't Care" And "Never Mind"" by John Kendrick Bangs
"A basket of things for granny, it is,"
She answered brightly, without fear.
"Oh, I know her very well, sweet miss!
Two roads branch towards her cottage here;
You go that way, and I'll go this.
See which will get there first, my dear!"
"Little Red Riding-Hood" by Clara Doty Bates

In news:

TAHLEQUAH – It took the Hulbert Riders one series to get going, and go they did as they closed out the 2012 season with a 46-26 win over the Ketchum Warriors on Thursday at Doc Wadley Stadium in Tahlequah.
It's approximately 70 hours till your Memorial Day cookout should be getting going.
First of all, the Gazette Grill on Main Street in St C had me from the get-go, as I felt pangs of nostalgia having worked at The Times Leader office just down the street in the early '80s.
But not everyone will be able to get to tonight's second annual Go-Go Dancers Competition.
Tom decides we'll throw it back to programming for a few then be back when they get going.
Coach says Talons 'going to go get this thing' even without departed QB.
Clearly, if they're going to have a chance of staying best friends, they're going to have to get a divorce .
Huskers falter, Ducks get going after first set.
"I'm just excited to get going again," Rose said.
Once I get going, it can be a little difficult for me to settle.
Kansas State hasn't been beaten yet, but the OSU Cowboys know that if they're going to be the first, they're going to have to get defensive.
The first thing you're going to need is a real didgeridoo to get going.
"As it keeps going and the games keep happening like this, it's going to continue to get more mental".
When going gets tough, keep going .
If the weather stays dry, work on Lowell-Larimer Road might get going in October.
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In science:

Obviously, assuming that β = 0 (∆i = 1 and ck ij = 0 in the perturbation theory) from the begining and going through our calculations again we get dS = 0.
On the Problems with Background Independence in String Theory
After reading this article and going back to the vast existing physics literature on renormalization theory in all its facets, the reader may get an idea of the interesting open questions related to its Hopf algebraic description.
Hopf algebra approach to Feynman diagram calculations
I am going to explain what I think is a very interesting reason to suspect that this might help get the angular velocity profile of the SCZ right.
Turbulent Elasticity of the Solar Convective Zone and the Taylor Number Puzzle
Bernard’s result is clearly important, and it was a surprise to me that one could derive such a strong statement. I will attempt here to get to the essence of the derivation without going into too much detail.
Rooted staggered fermions: good, bad or ugly?
Since fermion states located near the Fermi energy get combined with the boson species it is natural to expect that the single and two-particle properties are going to affect each other.
The flow equation approach to the pairing instability problem
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