on the go


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Go \Go\, n.
   1. Act; working; operation. [Obs.]
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            So gracious were the goes of marriage. --Marston.
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   2. A circumstance or occurrence; an incident. [Slang]
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            This is a pretty go.                  --Dickens.
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   3. The fashion or mode; as, quite the go. [Colloq.]
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   4. Noisy merriment; as, a high go. [Colloq.]
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   5. A glass of spirits. [Slang]
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   6. Power of going or doing; energy; vitality; perseverance;
      push; as, there is no go in him. [Colloq.]
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   7. (Cribbage) That condition in the course of the game when a
      player can not lay down a card which will not carry the
      aggregate count above thirty-one.
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   8. Something that goes or is successful; a success; as, he
      made a go of it; also, an agreement.

            "Well," said Fleming, "is it a go?"   --Bret Harte.
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   Great go, Little go, the final and the preliminary
      examinations for a degree. [Slang, Eng. Univ.]

   No go, a failure; a fiasco. [Slang] --Thackeray.

   On the go, moving about; unsettled. [Colloq.]
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