Meaning of GO in English

GO

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a bill goes through parliament (= it goes through the process of being made a law )

The bill is currently going through Parliament.

a bomb explodes/goes off

Forty people were injured when the bomb exploded.

A 200 pound bomb went off in the car park.

a bug is going around (= a lot of people have it )

A lot of staff are off because there’s a bug going round.

a bus goes/leaves

The last bus went ten minutes ago.

a candle goes out

A sudden draught made the candles go out.

a case comes/goes to court

When the case finally came to court, they were found not guilty.

a case comes/goes to trial

By the time her case went to trial, her story had changed.

a case goes/comes to trial

If the case ever went to trial, he would probably lose.

a company goes bankrupt/goes out of business (= stops doing business after losing too much money )

a company goes bankrupt/goes out of business (= stops doing business after losing too much money )

a company goes bust informal (= goes bankrupt )

a company goes into liquidation (= is closed and sold in order to pay its debts )

a company goes to the wall informal (= goes bankrupt )

a deal goes through/ahead (= it happens as arranged )

It’s 99% certain that the deal will go through.

a fire goes out (= it stops burning )

After several hours, the fire eventually went out.

a flame goes out (= stops burning )

Try not to let the flame go out.

a headache goes away (= it stops )

I'd like to lie down for a bit to make my headache go away,

a level falls/goes down/decreases

Pollution levels have fallen slightly.

a level rises/goes up/increases

The level of unemployment has increased.

a month passes/goes by

Seven months went by before he returned.

a number falls/drops/goes down/decreases/declines

The number of new houses being built is falling steadily.

a number increases/goes up/grows/rises

The number of mobile phones has increased dramatically.

a phase...going through

It’s just a phase he’s going through .

a price goes down/falls/decreases

In real terms, the price of clothes has fallen over the last ten years.

a price goes up/rises/increases

When supplies go down, prices tend to go up.

a prize goes to sb (= they get it )

The fiction prize goes to Carol Shields.

a road leads/goes/runs somewhere

We turned into the road leading to the village.

a rumour goes around ( also a rumour circulates formal ) (= a rumour is passed among people )

There are a lot of rumors going around that they’re going to sell the company.

Not long afterwards, ugly rumours began to circulate.

a shudder ran/passed/went through sb

A shudder ran through him at the touch of her fingers.

a story goes around (= people tell it to each other )

A story went around that she had been having an affair.

a wheel turns/goes around

The wheels went slowly around.

all go

It was all go from 8.00 until we finished at 5.00.

an alarm clock goes off (= rings at a particular time )

What time do you want the alarm clock to go off tomorrow?

an alarm goes off ( also an alarm sounds formal )

The thieves fled when an alarm went off.

approach/reach/go into etc double figures

The death toll is thought to have reached double figures.

as time goes on (= as time passes )

I understood him better as time went on.

be in/go into/come out of hiding

He went into hiding in 1973.

be/go beyond the bounds of credibility/reason/decency etc

The humor in the movie sometimes goes beyond the bounds of good taste.

be/go in the tank

Sales can’t keep going up, but that doesn’t mean the industry is going in the tank.

carry on/go on regardless British English (= continue what you are doing )

You get a lot of criticism, but you just have to carry on regardless.

cheer went up

A great cheer went up from the crowd.

come/go around a corner

At that moment, a police car came around the corner.

come/go ashore

Seals come ashore to breed.

come/go/pass etc through an entrance

People passed in single file through the narrow entrance.

consumption falls/decreases/goes down

Coal consumption has fallen dramatically.

consumption rises/increases/goes up

Consumption of unleaded fuel rose by 17% in 1992.

continue/grow/go unchecked

We cannot allow such behaviour to continue unchecked.

dead and gone informal (= completely dead )

Let’s face it, we’ll all be dead and gone soon.

enough to go round (= enough of something for everyone to have some )

Do you think we’ve got enough pizza to go round?

enter/go into/join a profession

Hugh intended to enter the medical profession.

fall/go down in value

There is a risk that the shares may fall in value.

far gone

She’s pretty far gone – can you drive her home?

fire alarm went off

We were in the middle of an exam when the fire alarm went off .

found...heavy going

I found his latest novel a bit heavy going .

get the adrenalin going (= make you feel nervously excited )

There’s nothing like a good horror film to get the adrenalin going .

get/go from A to B

Hiring a car was the best way to get from A to B.

give/go into/provide etc specifics

Thurman was reluctant to go into specifics about the deal.

go a long way towards (= will help to reach a goal )

Your contributions will go a long way towards helping children in need .

go about your chores (= do your chores )

I got up and went about my chores, feeding the cats and making tea.

go according to plan (= happen in the way that was arranged )

If everything goes according to plan, we’ll finish in January.

go all gooey

Babies make her go all gooey .

go all out

Canada will have to go all out on the ice if they want to win.

go all shy British English (= to suddenly become very shy )

Oh, have you gone all shy, Jenny?

go and get

Shall I go and get the phone book?

go back on an agreement ( also renege on an agreement formal ) (= not do what you agreed to do )

Republican leaders accused Democrats of trying to renege on an agreement to have a House vote.

go back on your promise (= break it )

They were angry that the company had gone back on its promise.

go back to square one (= used when you start something again because you were not successful the first time )

Okay, let’s go back to square one and try again.

go back to/return to your seat

The audience clapped as he returned to his seat.

go back/get back to sleep (= sleep again after waking up )

He shut his eyes and went back to sleep.

go badly wrong (= go wrong in a serious way )

Their election campaign had gone badly wrong.

go badly/seriously wrong

The book is a thriller about a diamond robbery that goes badly wrong.

go before/be put before parliament (= be considered by parliament )

The Bill goes before Parliament on November 16.

go behind...back (= do something without telling me )

I should have realized that he’d go behind my back .

go boating

Let’s go boating on the lake.

go bowling

Do you want to go bowling with us Friday?

go by the name of ... (= be called something by people, often when that is not your real name )

As he had long red hair, he went by the name of Red.

go by/travel by train

We decided to go by train.

go click

Soon there were photographers all around him going click, click, click.

go cold turkey

addicts who are made to go cold turkey

go crazy

Dad will go crazy when he hears about this.

go deaf (= become deaf )

By the time he was 50 he had begun to go deaf.

go disastrously wrong

Help was close at hand in case the stunt went disastrously wrong.

go down a hill

It's best to use a low gear when you are going down steep hills.

go down in history (= be remembered for many years )

She will go down in history as one of the greatest tennis players of all time.

go downtown

I have to go downtown later.

go ex-directory

After several threatening calls, we decided to go ex-directory .

go far enough (= did not have a big enough effect, so that more needed to be done )

Many people felt that the new law did not go far enough .

go fifty-fifty (on sth) (= share the cost of something equally )

We went fifty-fifty on a new TV set.

go for a curry (= go to a restaurant to eat a curry )

How about going for a curry on Saturday night?

go for a drink (= go to a pub or bar )

Why don’t we go for a drink after work?

go for a drive

Let’s go for a drive along the coast.

go for a medical/dental etc check

She advised me to go for a medical check.

go for a paddle

If it’s not too cold, we can go for a paddle .

go for a pee/have a pee BrE, take a pee American English not polite

Have I got time to go for a pee before we leave?

go for a ride

He went for a ride in a private plane piloted by a friend.

go for a row

Why don’t we go for a row ?

go for a spin

Let’s go for a spin in the country.

go for a test

I’m going for an eye test next week.

go for a walk

Let’s go for a walk on the beach.

go for an interview ( also attend an interview formal )

I went for an interview at a software company yesterday.

go for an option (= choose an option )

Which option do you think they'll go for?

go for/have/take a piss

I need to have a piss.

go for...swim

Let’s go for a swim .

go forward

After the Labour Party conference, he stated that we could now go forward as a united party.

go from boom to bust (= change from doing very well economically to doing very badly )

The Mexican economy went from boom to bust very quickly.

go from one extreme to the other (= change from one extreme thing to something totally opposite )

Advertisements seem to go from one extreme to the other .

go green (= change so that it harms the environment less )

The industry has promised to go green .

go hiking

Utah is a great place to go hiking .

go horribly/terribly wrong

From that moment on, everything went horribly wrong for the team.

go in a direction

I can give you a lift if you're going in my direction.

go in convoy (= go together, in separate vehicles )

We could all meet up somewhere and go in convoy.

go into a coma

Mum went into a coma and died soon afterwards.

go into a dive (= start to move downwards )

The plane was in trouble, then it went into a dive.

go into action

American soldiers are going into action against the Mujahadin.

go into business (= start working in business )

A lot of university graduates want to go into business.

go into detail (= give a lot of details )

He refused to go into detail about what they had said at the meeting.

go into ecstasies (= become very happy and excited )

go into exile

Napoleon's wife and sons also went into exile.

go into teaching (= become a teacher )

Some very talented and dedicated people go into teaching.

go into the army

When Dan left school, he went into the army.

go into/enter into an alliance with sb

Spain then entered into an alliance with France.

go into/enter the charts

The album entered the UK charts at number 2.

go jogging

I go jogging every morning.

go lame (= become lame )

go mad (= start to feel crazy )

I’d go mad if I was stuck at home all day.

go mad British English (= become very angry )

Look at this mess! Mum will go mad!

go missing British English

The scissors have gone missing again.

go missing British English

Nearly 100,000 young people go missing in Britain each year.

go mouldy British English (= become mouldy )

The bread’s gone mouldy.

go near

She told the children not to go near the canal.

go numb

The anaesthetic made his whole face go numb .

go nuts (= become crazy )

I’m going to go nuts if I don’t find a new job soon.

go off sth/sb British English

I used to enjoy tennis, but I’ve gone off it a bit now.

She seems to have gone off Mark since he’s grown a beard.

go off your food British English (= to stop wanting to eat )

Since becoming ill, he has gone off his food.

go off/walk off/leave etc in a huff

She stormed out in a huff.

go on a course British English

My company wanted me to go on a course in management skills.

go on a cruise

What about going on a cruise down the Nile?

go on a demonstration British English (= take part in a demonstration )

I've never been on a demonstration before.

go on a diet (= start eating less or only some types of food )

I really ought to go on a diet.

go on a journey (= make a long journey )

We are going on a journey to a strange country.

go on a trip (= go somewhere and come back )

I’ve been on a coach trip to France.

go on an expedition

We decided to go on a shopping expedition to London.

go on an expedition

After the war, Swainson went on an expedition to Patagonia.

go on holiday

The children were excited about going on holiday.

go on leave (= start your time away from work )

I’ll get the report to you before you go on leave.

go on strike/come out on strike (= start a strike )

An estimated 70,000 public sector workers went on strike.

go on the bus/use the bus (= travel by bus )

It's easier to go on the bus than to drive.

go on the Internet

I went on the Internet to find some information for my assignment.

go on trial

Taylor went on trial accused of fraud.

go on vacation

I'm going on vacation next month.

go on your instinct(s) informal (= trust your instincts )

I just went on my instincts and refused his offer.

go on/go for a picnic

If it's fine, we'll go for a picnic.

go on/go for a picnic

If it's fine, we'll go for a picnic.

go onstage

Even today I get nervous before I go onstage .

go organic (= buy only organic food, or use only organic methods to farm )

Not all families can afford to go organic.

go (out) for a meal

How about going out for a meal tonight?

go out for/to dinner (= go and eat in a restaurant )

Would you like to go out for dinner on Saturday?

go out for/to lunch (= have lunch at a restaurant )

I don't often go out to lunch, as it's expensive.

go out of business (= stop doing business because of financial problems )

In a recession smaller firms often go out of business.

go out of existence (= stop existing )

If a buyer isn't found, this famous old club could go out of existence.

go out of fashion (= stop being fashionable )

Long evening dresses are going out of fashion.

go over a limit (= go beyond a limit )

Borrowers who go over the spending limit set by the credit card company are penalised.

go overdrawn

I try not to go overdrawn if possible.

go private British English (= pay for medical treatment instead of getting it free at a public hospital )

go quietly

Speculation is growing that Grogan will be replaced at the end of the season, and he is unlikely to go quietly .

go riding

Shall we go riding on Saturday?

go round/around

Why does the Earth goes around the Sun?

go running

Did you go running this morning?

go rusty

a new metal that will never go rusty

go sailing

Bud has invited us to go sailing this weekend.

go shopping

She skipped lunch in order to go shopping.

go skiing

We’re going to go skiing in Colorado this winter.

go soft

Cook the onions until they go soft .

go solo (= work for himself )

Amos quit the company, determined to go solo .

go somewhere by bike

I usually go to work by bike.

go stale

Other marriages might go stale , but not theirs.

go stir-crazy

I’m going to go stir-crazy if I don’t get out of this house.

go swimming

Let’s go swimming this afternoon.

go through a divorce (= experience getting a divorce )

I was going through a divorce and it was a very painful time.

go through a gate

They went through the gate into the orchard.

go through a procedure

We had to go through the whole procedure again.

go through a process ( also undergo a process formal ) (= experience a process )

A lot of companies are going through a process of change.

The system underwent a process of simplification.

go through a stage

Most young people go through a rebellious stage.

go through an ordeal ( also undergo an ordeal formal ) (= experience something that is very bad or difficult )

I'd already gone through the ordeal of a divorce once.

The girl will not have to ungergo the ordeal of giving evidence in court.

go through the hassle of doing sth (= experience the problems of doing something )

The shirt didn’t fit so I had to go through the hassle of taking it back to the shop.

go through the pain barrier

Iona reached the final, but she had to go through the pain barrier to get there.

go through the rigmarole of

I don’t want to go through the rigmarole of taking him to court.

go through/look through/search through drawers (= try to find something by looking in drawers )

I've been through all my drawers and I can't find it.

go tinkle

Do you have to go tinkle ?

go to a clinic ( also attend a clinic formal )

Pregnant women should attend an antenatal clinic at least once a month.

go to (a) college

After university I went to drama college for a year.

go to a concert ( also attend a concert formal )

Do you want to go to the concert in the park this weekend?

go to a conference ( also attend a conference formal )

Hundreds of delegates are attending the conference.

go to a festival ( also attend a festival formal )

An estimated 20,000 people had attended the festival.

go to a lecture ( also attend a lecture formal )

Have you been to any of Professor MacPherson’s lectures?

I recently attended a lecture by a noted historian.

go to a lesson ( also attend a lesson formal )

I have to go to my French lesson now.

go to a match

I love going to football matches.

go to a meeting ( also attend a meeting formal )

All staff members are expected to attend the meeting.

go to a movie

How about going to a movie?

go to a performance ( also attend a performance formal )

We can go to the evening performance if you prefer.

The Princess attended a performance of The Magic Flute at the London Coliseum.

go to a restaurant

We went to a restaurant in the King’s Road.

go to a wedding ( also attend a wedding formal )

I’m going to a wedding on Saturday.

About 100 people attended the wedding.

go to an event ( also attend an event formal )

Unfortunately, the prime minister will not be able to attend the event.

go to an exhibition ( also attend/visit an exhibition formal )

We went to an exhibition of Russian art at the National Gallery.

go to bed early

I think I’ll go to bed early tonight.

go to bed

What time do you go to bed at night?

go to charity

Any profit that she makes from her writing goes to charity.

go to church ( also attend church formal ) (= go to a regular religious ceremony in a church )

Do you go to church?

go to court (= take legal action )

The costs of going to court are very high.

go to hospital British English , go to the hospital American English

The pain got worse and she had to go to the hospital.

go to jail

They’re going to jail for a long time.

go to mass

What time do you go to mass ?

go to prison

She went to prison for theft.

go to school

Did you go to school in Paris?

go to sea (= go to work on a ship )

He went to sea when he was eighteen.

go to (see) a play

While we were in New York, we went to a play.

go to sleep (= start sleeping )

He turned over and went to sleep.

go to the bank

I went to the bank and took out $80.

go to the bathroom (= use a toilet )

I really need to go to the bathroom .

go to the beach

They've gone to the beach for the weekend.

go to the cinema

Why don’t we go to the cinema tonight?

go to the doctor

I’d been having bad headaches so I went to the doctor.

go to the expense of doing sth (= do something that costs a lot of money )

The council must now decide whether to go to the expense of appealing through the courts.

go to the gym

I go to the gym as often as I can.

go to the loo (= use the toilet )

I need to go to the loo .

go to the opera (= go to a performance of opera )

We go to the opera regularly.

go to the store American English (= go to a store that sells food )

I need to go to the store for some milk.

go to the toilet ( also use the toilet especially BrE )

He got up to go to the toilet in the middle of the night.

go to university

Her daughter was about to go to university.

go to war (= become involved in a war )

It has been said that democracies don’t go to war with each other.

go to/attend a class

I’ve got to go to a science class now.

go to/come to a party ( also attend a party formal )

Are you going to Tom’s party?

About 500 people will attend a party in her honour.

go to/visit the library

I need to go to the library to return some books.

go tragically wrong (= so that death or serious injury results )

A father and son died in a fire after a good deed for a friend went tragically wrong.

go unchallenged

She couldn’t let a statement like that go unchallenged .

go unrecognized

an illness that can go unrecognized for years

go up the wall British English

I’ve got to be on time or Sarah will go up the wall.

go up/come down in sb’s estimation (= be respected or admired more or less by someone )

go up/down a ladder

Be careful going down the ladder!

go whale-watching

You can go whale watching off the coast.

go/come on stage

I never drink before going on stage.

go/come/arrive by taxi

I went back home by taxi.

goes abroad

She often goes abroad on business.

goes climbing

He goes climbing nearly every weekend.

goes clubbing

She always goes clubbing when she’s in New York.

goes for a...jog

Mike goes for a two-mile jog every morning.

goes for...run

She usually goes for a run before breakfast.

goes off on a riff

He goes off on a riff about the problems of being middle-aged.

goes ping

The microwave goes ping when the food’s ready.

goes smoothly

It’ll take about three hours if everything goes smoothly .

goes stale (= becomes stale )

French bread goes stale very quickly.

goes to chapel

Bethan goes to chapel every Sunday.

goes to show (= proves )

It just goes to show how much people judge each other on how they look.

goes undercover

a cop who goes undercover to catch drug dealers

goes unreported

Rape is a crime that often goes unreported.

go/fall into a trance

She went into a deep hypnotic trance.

go/fall into decline (= become less important, successful etc )

At the beginning of the century the cloth trade was going into decline.

going bald

Dad started going bald when he was in his thirties.

going blind (= becoming blind )

He was slowly going blind .

going cheap (= selling for a lower price than usual )

I bought this house because it was going cheap .

going crazy

I feel so alone, sometimes I wonder if I’m going crazy .

going fishing

Terry’s going fishing at Lake Arrowhead next weekend.

going for a ramble

I quite like the idea of going for a ramble one weekend.

going full blast

I had the gas fire going full blast .

going head-to-head with

Courier companies are going head-to-head with the Post Office.

going home

I’m going home now. See you tomorrow.

going over the same ground (= talking about the same things )

At meetings, we just keep going over the same ground .

going right

Everything’s going right for him at the moment.

going senile

She worries about going senile .

going to arbitration (= someone is being asked to arbitrate )

The dispute is going to arbitration .

going to fly

News is that the plan for the new hotel isn’t going to fly .

going under (= becoming unconscious )

The doctor injected something into my arm and I immediately felt myself going under .

going...to the shops

I’m just going down to the shops .

gone AWOL

Two soldiers had gone AWOL the night before.

gone bad

This milk has gone bad .

gone flat (= become flat )

Have you checked that the batteries haven’t gone flat ?

gone horribly wrong

The plan had gone horribly wrong .

gone insane

Why did you do that? Have you gone insane ?

gone into remission

The cancer has gone into remission .

gone into spasm

Tom’s jaw muscles had gone into spasm .

gone kaput

The TV’s gone kaput .

gone midnight (= after midnight )

You can’t phone her now – it’s gone midnight !

gone off

Do you think the meat’s gone off ?

gone on a binge

Ken’s gone on a binge with his mates.

gone on an outing

They had gone on an outing to the pool for Robert’s birthday.

gone out on a limb (= taken a risk )

He’d gone out on a limb to help us.

gone through hell

She must have gone through hell every day, the way we teased her about her weight.

gone to extremes

She had gone to extremes to avoid seeing him.

gone unrecorded

Many of the complaints have gone unrecorded .

gone unrewarded

His efforts have not gone unrewarded .

gone up the spout

My plans for the weekend seem to have gone up the spout .

gone...soggy

The sandwiches have gone all soggy .

go...on deck

Let’s go up on deck .

go/pass through a cycle

Advanced economies seem to go through a regular cycle.

go/pass unnoticed

His remark went unnoticed by everyone except me.

go/remain undetected

Doctors can make mistakes and diseases can remain undetected.

go/run through a checklist (= read it to see what still needs doing )

I’ll just run through the checklist one more time.

gossip goes around (= it is told by one person to another )

It was a small village, and any gossip went around very quickly.

go/travel by bus

I usually go to work by bus.

go/travel by car

I try to use public transport instead of going by car.

go/travel by coach

We spent three days travelling by coach across France.

go/turn grey

She was a tall thin woman who had gone grey early.

go/turn red

Every time you mention his name, she goes bright red.

go/turn to sb for advice

People often go to him for advice about their problems.

go/turn/flush/blush crimson

The boy blushed crimson.

go/turn/flush/blush scarlet

Eileen blushed scarlet at the joke.

go/walk down a mountain

She lost her way as she went down the mountain.

go/walk up a mountain ( also ascend a mountain formal )

Carrie and Albert went up the mountain, neither of them speaking as they climbed.

hardly a day/week/month etc goes by without/when (= used to say that something happens almost every day, week etc )

Hardly a month goes by without another factory closing down.

how’s it going

So how’s it going at work these days? Still enjoying it?

if anything can go wrong, it will

I’m sure that if anything can go wrong, it will.

in years gone by (= in the past )

The old fort defended the island in years gone by.

increase/rise/go up in value

The dollar has been steadily increasing in value.

it went against the grain

Mary is always honest and it went against the grain to tell lies.

join/go into the services

Maybe you should join the services.

keep the momentum going ( also sustain the momentum formal ) (= keep being successful )

Hopefully we can keep the momentum going and win the next game as well.

let sth go for £20/$200 etc

I couldn’t let it go for less than £300.

let...go to pot

The government has let the whole country go to pot .

look/go/read through your notes

I read through my notes before the exam.

made...go weak at the knees

His smile made her go weak at the knees .

make a pilgrimage/go on (a) pilgrimage

the chance to go on pilgrimage to Mecca

make...go with a swing

everything you need to make your party go with a swing

make...up as...go along (= think of things to say as I am speaking )

I’ve given talks so many times that now I just make them up as I go along .

money goes on sth (= is spent on something )

All the money went on doctor’s bills.

move/go upmarket

a brand that’s moved upmarket

(= it is trying to attract richer people )

my/our sympathy goes out to sb formal (= used to formally express sympathy )

Our sympathy goes out to Peggy in her great loss.

no going back (= you will not be able to get back to your previous situation )

If you decide to marry him, there will be no going back .

nowhere to go/live/sit etc

I have no job and nowhere to live.

On your marks – get set – go (= said to start a race )

On your marks – get set – go .

return to work/go back to work

His doctor agreed he was fit enough to return to work.

rough going (= a difficult and unpleasant experience )

If there is a recession, next year will be very rough going.

sales fall/drop/go down (= become lower )

European sales have fallen by 12%.

sales increase/rise/grow/go up

Sales rose by 9% last year.

sb's hearing goes (= someone becomes unable to hear )

His hearing has gone in one ear.

sb’s anger goes away/subsides/fades (= it stops )

I counted to ten and waited for my anger to go away.

His anger slowly subsided.

sb’s face goes/turns pale (= becomes pale )

I saw her face go pale when he walked in.

sb’s face goes/turns red (= becomes red )

His face went red with embarrassment.

sb’s income falls/goes down

Average income fell by one third during this period.

sb’s income rises/increases/goes up

They saw their income rise considerably over the next few years.

see how it goes/see how things go (= used when you are going to do something and will deal with problems if they happen )

I don’t know. We’ll just have to see how it goes on Sunday.

see how it goes/see how things go (= used when you are going to do something and will deal with problems if they happen )

I don’t know. We’ll just have to see how it goes on Sunday.

shares fall/go down (= their value decreases )

Shares fell sharply on the London Stock Market yesterday.

shares rise/go up (= their value increases )

The company’s shares rose 5.5p to 103p.

something funny going on

There’s something funny going on here.

something/nothing/everything goes wrong

If something goes wrong with your machine, you can take it back to the dealer.

sth’s origins go back to sth (= used to say when or how something began )

The school’s origins go back to the 12th century.

stick to/go by the rules informal (= obey them )

We all have to stick to the rules.

take/go for/have a wander

I had a bit of a wander round the shops.

thanks go to sb

Above all, our thanks go to Barbara Lambourne.

the award goes to sb/sth (= that person, film etc is chosen to receive it )

The poetry award went to Lisa Mueller for ‘Alive Together'.

The clocks go forward

The clocks go forward this weekend.

the cost falls/goes down

Airline costs have fallen considerably.

the cost rises/goes up

The cost of electricity has risen again.

the going rate (= the usual amount paid )

She could not afford to pay them the going rate.

The going...heavy (= it was muddy for the horse races )

The going was heavy at Cheltenham yesterday.

the heating goes off

The heating goes off automatically when the room is warm enough.

the legend goes (= says )

Two people, so the legend goes, refused to flee.

the line went dead (= suddenly stopped working completely )

There was a click, then the line went dead .

the mail goes (out) (= it leaves an organization to be sent )

What time does the mail go out?

the pain comes and goes (= keeps starting and stopping )

The pain comes and goes but it’s never too severe.

the pain goes away ( also the pain subsides formal ) (= becomes less severe )

He lay still until the pain had subsided to a dull ache.

the phone goes/is dead (= the phone line stops working or is not working )

Before he could reply, the phone suddenly went dead.

the post goes (= it is collected )

The first post goes at 7.30 am.

the quality goes up/down

I think the quality has gone down over the years.

the rate goes down ( also the rate falls/decreases more formal )

We are expecting unemployment rates to fall.

the rate goes up ( also the rate rises/increases more formal )

The crime rate just keeps going up.

the rent increases/goes up

The rent has gone up by over 50% in the last two years.

the story goes (= this is what is people say happened )

The story goes that he was drowned off the south coast, but not everyone believed it.

the sun sets/goes down (= disappears at the end of the day )

It is a good place to sit and watch the sun go down.

the tide goes out

They sat on the beach watching the tide going out.

there is a party going on

Somewhere near the hotel there was a party going on.

things go well/badly etc

If things went well, we would double our money in five years.

How did things go?

things go wrong

If things go wrong, they’ll blame me.

time passes/goes by

As time passed, she thought less and less about her family back home.

tough going (= difficult to read )

I find his books pretty tough going .

trail went cold (= they could not find any signs of him )

Police tracked him to Valencia and there the trail went cold .

turn/go pale

He suddenly went pale.

turn/go pro

Most young talented players are determined to turn pro.

turn/go sour (= become sour )

visit/go to a gallery

The children visited the gallery on a school trip.

went a bit mad (= spent a lot of money )

We went a bit mad and ordered champagne.

went aboard

They finally went aboard the plane.

went according to plan

Everything went according to plan , and we arrived on time.

went all right (= happened with no problems )

Tony was worried about the meeting but it went all right .

went as planned (= happened the way it had been planned )

The wedding was fine and everything went as planned .

went bankrupt

The firm went bankrupt before the building work was completed.

went below (= to the lower level of the ship )

Captain Parker went below , leaving Clooney in charge.

went crashing

The plates went crashing to the ground.

went dark (= became dark )

Suddenly, the room went dark .

went diving

We went diving on the coral reef.

went downhill...rapidly

Grandma fell and broke her leg, and she went downhill quite rapidly after that.

went down...pit (= worked in a coal mine )

Dad first went down the pit when he was 15 years old.

went flying

The ball bounced off the wall and went flying into the garden next door.

went for a stroll

They went for a stroll in the park.

went from bad to worse (= got even worse )

When she arrived, things just went from bad to worse !

went further (= said or did something more extreme )

Whaling in Australia was stopped. But the Australian government went further and proposed a global ban.

went into a nosedive

Everyone screamed as the plane suddenly went into a nosedive .

went into a nosedive

The economy went into a nosedive .

went into a slide

The car went into a slide .

went into convulsions

His temperature was very high and he went into convulsions .

went into extra time

The match went into extra time .

went into hysterics

She went into hysterics when she heard about her husband.

went into liquidation (= were closed )

Hundreds of small businesses went into liquidation .

went into receivership

The company went into receivership with massive debts.

went into...skid (= started to skid )

He slammed on the brakes and we went into a long skid .

went limp

His body suddenly went limp and he fell down on the floor.

went mad (= became very excited )

When Italy scored, the crowd went mad .

went on hunger strike

A total of 300 students occupied the building and over 50 went on hunger strike .

went on safari

They went on safari in Kenya.

went on the rampage

Rioters went on the rampage through the town.

went on...bender

The whole team went on a bender and were arrested.

went on...spree

They went on a drinking spree .

went pitter-patter

Anna’s heart went pitter-patter as she opened the letter.

went platinum

Eight of Denver’s albums went platinum .

went pop (= made a sudden short sound )

The balloon went pop .

went quiet

When they walked into the pub, the place went quiet .

went quiet

The crowd went quiet .

went rotten

The apples went rotten very quickly.

went septic

a cut that went septic

went sightseeing

She swam and sunbathed, went sightseeing , and relaxed.

went skating

We went skating in Central Park.

went skinny-dipping

As soon as it got dark, we all went skinny-dipping .

went snorkeling

We went snorkeling in Hawaii.

went sprawling

I tripped on a stone and went sprawling on the pavement.

went surfing

When we were in Hawaii, we went surfing every day.

went swimming

We went swimming on Saturday.

went through the ritual

He went through the ritual of lighting his cigar.

went through...contortions

He went through a series of amazing contortions to get Karen a work permit.

went unanswered

The children’s cries for help went unanswered .

went unheard

Her cries for help went unheard .

went unheeded

Her warnings went unheeded .

went walking

We went walking in the hills.

went wide

His throw to first base went wide .

went without a hitch

The whole show went without a hitch .

went youth hostelling

I went youth hostelling in the Peak District.

went...funny

After his wife died he went a bit funny .

went...several ways (= went in different directions )

They shook hands and went their several ways .

when the going gets tough (the tough get going) informal (= used to say that when a situation becomes difficult, strong people take the necessary action to deal with it )

when the going gets tough (the tough get going) informal (= used to say that when a situation becomes difficult, strong people take the necessary action to deal with it )

you can’t go wrong (= you cannot make a mistake )

Turn right and then right again--you really can’t go wrong.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

ahead

Meanwhile, the company hopes to go ahead later this month with the launch of its Creditphone mobile telephone service.

You go ahead , but paint the windows.

If all of the tax breaks are doing that much damage, go ahead and eliminate them.

We gon na go ahead and forget about it.

In the event, an activity-based curriculum went ahead , albeit somewhat clandestinely.

The next step is to decide whether or not to go ahead .

It's been on the drawing board for some time now but hasn't gone ahead because of lack of investment.

all

There were many tracks all going the same way, each searching for a firmness absent from the rest.

As her fingers are all gone she finds cooking most difficult.

They'd all gone to bed the night before when I'd returned from a last noggin with Harry.

It was all going to happen, now.

We all went after girls: Richard always got them.

He presumed those men who had been on duty had all gone in the helicopter to help the others.

Babur hopes very much that it is all going to work out for Stuart.

It's one we are all going to have to acquire, thought Grimma, ignoring Granny's hurt stare.

along

The cart went along by the garden wall, and round to the back door.

They went along fine, just fine until she saw it all again while she was dancing.

I went along the colonnade to the corner of the southern front of the house.

To go along , grab one of the garlic knot rolls from the bread basket.

The brainy men all went along To see that nothing should go wrong.

Or she probably chose me for him and he just went along for the ride.

Starting from the left-hand side, Martin works across the picture, completing the work in small areas as he goes along .

Few initiatives succeed without improvising strategies as you go along .

anywhere

Now I don't go anywhere without it!

But we rarely went anywhere with the other girls and we were curious about them and envious, too.

That makes me feel bad because I don't want to go anywhere else.

Neither Harriet nor David would normally have wanted to go anywhere , for they loved their home.

He says this a new, modern ship, so it can go anywhere , in any weather!

It was Saturday, and he had no need to go anywhere .

Worth a visit - but there's really no need to go anywhere .

They didn't have to go anywhere .

around

I can't go around my friends begging for a home, can l?

We worked on it for two weeks, going around in a circle.

No-one else went around with empty eye sockets and, of course, the scythe over one shoulder was another clue.

At bridge 14 you can join the Bierton Circular Walk which goes around the village of Bierton.

I was based in the executive offices and I was going around rendering lobbies and nightclubs for the Ramada.

They went around the house by the gravel drive to the east.

I went around for a time speaking with Mrs Roosevelt at one honorable drive after another, and she liked me.

away

The rich young owner's expensive brown shoes went away .

She was the one who never went away .

If he decides to follow the highway he will go away , and everything w ill be all right again.

Mr Black said they had no right to enter his home and told them to go away .

But without a unifying ideology, once the outside threat goes away unity quickly disappears.

What about housing animals while their owners go away ?

Sometimes side effects go away after the body adjusts to the new medication.

back

But as we go back to much earlier periods, the signal systems are complex in different ways again.

I went back up to the office and checked the contents, taking the items out one by one.

They were still uncomfortable, so I went back into the optician.

When food goes back into the refrigerator, growth begins to slow down, but only as the food chills.

In 1682, he was forced to go back to Ireland and to stay there for 3 years.

More people are going back to work with their hands than ever before.

We tend to regard it as a relatively new phenomenon, yet there are examples in cricket going back over 120 years.

She went back to Milton abruptly, instead of moving permanently to New York as she had been planning to do.

by

In fact if the books are anything to go by then he is doing everything wrong.

It feels as if days have gone by in the ten hours since they drove this route in the opposite direction.

The first hour went by slowly enough, the second even more slowly.

A week does not go by without representatives from around the world arriving to view the Tucson cluster model.

It's very pleasant to linger in a pavement cafe here and just watch the world go by .

As the days went by , however, and no further incident was reported, he began to relax.

Then the most unbelievable thing happens: A week goes by .

down

In fact, he was the one who encouraged me to go down to the Lesbian and Gay Centre in Edinburgh.

And it is almost certain that no reporter will go down into the mines to find out.

The share price has only gone down because the market is generally down.

People began to feel haunted, cursed, doomed to die, their foreheads sealed when Wisconsin Steel went down .

She hesitated on the stairs, knowing it would be difficult to sleep - then went down to the kitchen.

None of the friendlies would have been able to see let alone reach them under the dense canopy where they went down .

Slightly irritated he thinks that there is something wrong with the lock and goes down to reception for assistance.

When the mill went down , Tony Roque fled.

far

The situation is too far gone .

Some cases were too far gone .

The ball bounced their way, but sometimes it didn't quite go far enough.

But the relationship between computers and chess goes far deeper than the contest for supremacy on the chess board itself.

I'd been too far gone for that.

The philosopher, by contrast, has the right to go far beyond such language.

Even if I might have wandered away from Piccadilly, I couldn't have gone far , and anyway I didn't mind walking.

Most unusual they were; the freedom Taylor enjoyed went far beyond that of Humphreys.

forward

Two years ago she got legal aid, and her case went forward .

Moderating economic expansion in recent months has reduced potential inflationary pressures going forward .

The business is either going forward or going backward because everyone else is going forward.

Finally she left her seat and went forward to accept the Lord, leaving her Bible on the seat.

I cocked the old gun and squeezed the trigger, and it just went forward too slowly to fire a round.

The country faces a pivotal presidential election in June in which the choice is quite simply to go forward or regress.

Lily went forward to the wings and looked at the set.

Longstreet merely sent another note directing that if the artillery fire had the desired effect the attack was to go forward .

further

But we can go further than that.

And to some other friends, I would go further and talk about the right to strike.

Shares are near to their record high for the year and could go further .

Ideally, I would go further than the McCain-Feingold bill, laudable as it is.

He reached the corner and stopped, for some reason reluctant to go further .

Indeed, this uniqueness goes further in human beings than in any other animal.

Why go further , especially if it will benefit only the rich at the expense of everyone else?

If anything, START-2 could have gone further , pushing the limits below 2, 000.

home

I want to go home , a small voice wailed inside.

They shook hands and got in their cars and went home to supper.

Finally, before he went home , Teesdale looked into the hanging-shed.

Once she had a family whom she went home to visit on holidays.

He went home , with his misery increased.

Of course she'd go home , if anything went wrong with him.

I went circling as the rains came down, the track cleared and all the other initial trialists went home .

Poor fellow, perhaps he ought to go home and rest.

in

Should she go in for a drink?

Discreet and quiet, Lizzie came out and got the tray and said good night and went in again.

People who were going in for fines and just daft shoplifting and that were getting their bairns taken away.

Mementos went in , sacrifices came out, but the loss was not material.

They was at the gate, so we couldn't go in .

When Harry and Kate make love, which is frequently, they go in for lots of lighted candles.

So I knew we had to keep quiet about it until the patent went in .

Before going in , he remembers the envelopes, and opens the second one.

never

So whether you're visiting Perth or Penzance, you need never go short of cash.

We hunted only a few times but by the end I knew I would never go hunting again.

The search didn't extend very far because Elsie never went more than two or three miles from home.

When I was a girl, I left my country too and never went back.

I never went there to stay, but I was always glad when he visited us at Canonmills.

In fact, I almost never go to the office.

Why could I never go out with them, be like them or have as nice clothes as them?

She moved thousands of miles away from her family when she was twenty-one, and never went back home.

off

He goes off again when I give him his cloth back.

My great-grandparents were aghast at the idea of a married woman, with a child, going off to school.

But on his advice I went off to the optician and ended up wearing glasses.

So one day when my grandfather came in and began insulting my grandmother, my father went off on him.

But that's all the more reason why we should go off this time with a car well filled, eh?

Alice Hawthorne died almost immediately after the bomb went off .

Lee was stupid, going off like that on his own.

When we got to the bridge just over the crest of the hill, I lost it and we went off .

on

As hair gets tied back, so nail varnish comes off and old, stain-absorbing clothes go on .

When the light went on , a dozen or so large flies began buzzing around the room, which unsettled him.

The 20 teams were put into four pools, with the top two from each going on to the quarter-finals.

The survey did not ask where the boss was while all this was going on .

They also do not know what is going on or what to do next.

Go on now, if I need anything else it call you.

Answer me that, go on !

I hear the machinery in the walls catch and go on .

out

At other times he would find Marcus talking to Irina, and ready to go out for a walk.

Black has gone out with Doc Martens combat boots, and color has come in.

Dot wished, after all, that Gloria hadn't gone out because Gloria liked parties and now she was missing it.

Charles, we're going out to eat.

I am not going out there to jump in a manure pile.

And just to prove it, he went out and did it!

You ought to go out more.

over

Don't want me to go over yet.

I set my stuff down on a table and go over to the buffet line, which is pretty long.

It took her three tries before it went over .

A nice house-present to give the Soviets when he went over .

He didn't go over to the Republic or see friends.

We will get some money that normally camps out in stocks going over to the bonds for a while.

Be careful not to go over the edge of the image.

We changed our course when we got nearer, and went Over for a look-see.

round

Even when the sun goes down, the world still has to keep going round .

Sugar was the word going round .

On the whistle. out went the feeder and after three or four chucks the tip went round .

I understand that love makes the world go round .

When there's no answer, they quickly go round to the rear.

Others go round residential neighbourhoods with their carts collecting different kinds of scrap from shops and houses.

The water-mill goes round and round.

straight

Job cuts are already being made and newly-qualified nurses are going straight on the dole.

Arrived this morning and went straight to the park for practice.

Poem Frank O'Hara was open on the desk but I went straight for the directory.

The ball went straight into the arms of San Diego linebacker Kurt Gouveia.

Where there is a real emergency, the best tactic is to go straight out on to the street and recruit signatures.

The 2. 05 percent attrition rate the agency had managed to maintain promised to go straight through the roof.

When the victims were allowed to flee, they went straight to the police.

At last all seems to be coming together for the ex-con who wants to go straight .

through

Most people met through casual pick-ups, going through to the Black Prince, which was the equivalent of the Vauxhall today.

Riviera is going through what a lot of us go through, I guess.

People say that I can handle myself, but they have no idea what some of us went through .

I can relate to what they are going through .

How would you expect me to go through all that, to create something like that?

Then the gates opened and they went through .

We were going through , and I didn't care whom we woke to do it.

He says unless you know what goes on in his daily life you don't realise what he goes through .

up

I remembered going up in a gilt elevator.

The shade went up , came down again, and shot skyward.

It's large a low level route, sticking to valley bottoms and passes rather to going up on the fells.

Despite an 11 percent increase in the 1995 California grape harvest, wine prices for consumers will still go up .

Her heart was hammering as she went up the narrow, cheerless stairs she'd last climbed before her interview.

Then, it went up again when lighting was decreased.

Susan and I looked at each other, eyebrows going up under our hoods.

The percentage of voters who label themselves independent keeps going up .

■ NOUN

bed

How long before she could plead tiredness and go to bed ?

The blueprints went back under the bed .

For example, we could see Keith going to his bed and being in his bed.

Then he went to bed , having checked the room for electronic bugs and found one in the base of the lamp.

You went to bed , didn't you?

I think I'd gone to bed .

When Fabia went to bed that night she felt as glum as she had when she had got up.

When he went to bed he fell into a dead sleep.

college

In the years that followed, Mary's eldest daughter went to Bible college to train for the mission field.

C., this fall, went touring college campuses with her mom, &038;.

You have to go to college don't you?

I had forty cousins, and I was the only one of us who went to college .

I went out to college to be smarter than them.

She had a daughter about to go to college , and the tuition assistance plan was attractive.

He went to agricultural college in Ireland and took a trip to New Zealand.

Out of that initial group, five women have gone on to obtain college degrees, McKenzie said.

school

If you didn't join one of these organizations you couldn't go to school .

When I go to law schools to speak, I recognize them immediately.

I went to Tintagel primary school a few months later.

I went to graduate school so I could have a career teaching literature.

We went to the same school - Geraldine was Head Girl and just about to leave and I was just beginning.

Something must be going on at school .

Now he faces the prospect of having to go to a school more than a hundred miles from his home.

After that he would go to medical school and become a doctor who was also a handsome and talented musician and athlete.

things

Sadly, things went terribly wrong.

That was how it was with Master Yehudi: the better things went for us, the higher he set his sights.

Not a chance, the way things are going .

Do you ever get angry at some of the things that go on in election campaigns?

They opened premises in the most prestigious part of the town. Things were going well, but old habits die hard.

But things have only started going bad for him.

The gamble had worked, when a dozen different things could have gone so terribly wrong.

But the congressional intelligence committees are like a black box. Things go in without anything coming out.

way

There is one other emerging technology that may go the whole way .

But I think this will go a long way in determining where we are going.

Marcos would seem to be prepared to go at least some way to meet Fox's proposals.

They would have gone out of their way to say it, to shout it.

Now the factory which developed it in the 60s looks set to go the same way .

Jim went out of his way for me a number of times the first couple of years he was here.

But the conventions surrounding the drama itself usually go some way to counter this kind of misapprehension even in mediaeval times.

He says that they more or less go their separate ways , Felicity and this green fellow she's married to.

■ VERB

keep

You need to consider what consequences, what additional motivating events or rewards you can use to keep you going .

But as the strikes kept going , the companies became frightened, because their authority had collapsed.

Oh, I see: that's why we need to keep going .

Enough to keep them going for three days.

Hope that a cure will be found for the disease is what keeps his wife going , DelVecchio said.

Apparently they would rather spend it on buying gold and dollars which is all that keeps them going .

At one point, Bessie Hall tried to give up, but Misner persuaded her to keep going .

let

Because Habib will not let her go to the health center, the children have not been immunized.

The only requirements are patience, a willingness to learn and a readiness to let go of the habits of a lifetime.

Cory Selliker, his eyes watering under the brim of his black Earnhardt cap, heard Marchman's advice to let go .

Whatever else it may have wanted, the blue tent wouldn't let its precious oxygen go willingly.

She drove very slowly as if shock and anxiety made it almost impossible for her to let the car go forward.

Tilda, who had been holding her breath, let it go .

He's really let himself go since my old Dad died.

want

Dutra, ideologically hostile to multinational companies for health and environmental reasons, wants farmers to go organic.

My dad wanted me to go and live with him.

I wanted to go to school.

She would feel like a spoiled child insisting that she wanted to go home.

I want to go on to college.

He didn't want to go into any other kind of films.

Why would she want to go with this man?

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(be prepared to) go to the stake for/over sth

(go) back to the drawing board

Voters rejected the bridge expansion plan, so it's back to the drawing board for city engineers.

For San Jose, it was back to the drawing board.

So Superman, once the most recognized and revered hero in comic books, was sent back to the drawing board.

Sometimes, you also have to go back to the drawing board.

The Cta episode has therefore sent the whole idea of direct dating of petroglyphs back to the drawing board.

They must go back to the drawing board and review the whole of youth training.

They want to see the road plan sent back to the drawing board.

You also could go back to the drawing board with that budget, trying to reduce costs.

You have to discard the propeller engine and go back to the drawing board.

(go) hand in hand

Emotional thinking, the next step in emotional develop-ment, and attention also go hand in hand.

Most of us were born in captivity where domestication and maturation work hand in hand.

On the Internet modernity and pluralism go hand in hand.

Stars and superstition just seem to go hand in hand.

The child walking hand in hand with her father.

The rationality of faith goes hand in hand with the mystery of faith.

They go hand in hand because the momentum of population growth is so great.

This, their last wish, was respected, and George and Joseph went to meet their maker hand in hand.

(go) out of business

But most analysts agree that many health insurance companies would be driven out of business .

Farmers and ranchers are still going out of business on the plains today.

If they were not, bird-watching and natural history museums would each go out of business .

It was assumed that I might well put a customer or two out of business .

Now that the war was over the Navy was, in effect, out of business , and it sought repossession.

Rather, the independent-minded newspapers believe that the government now wants to drive them out of business .

The advisory council goes out of business now, having delivered its long-awaited report.

The league was out of business after three seasons.

(right) from the word go

At the County Ground, the wolves were on the prowl right from the word go.

I knew it was a deliberate attempt from the word go to bring the band down.

In Damage, from Josephine Hart's novel, he gets more or less everything wrong from the word go.

It was a nightmare from the word go.

The marriage was a disaster from the word go, although I didn't realize this until it was all over.

They are reflexes built into the system from the word go.

(you) go, girl!

a going concern

Although its assets are notionally worth £10 billion, their market value as a going concern must be far less.

But you and I know the Soviet Union is a going concern.

In January 1987 she went to live in Tenerife and on 8 May 1987 she sold the business as a going concern.

Prides Hill Kennels was a going concern.

The company shall be presumed to be carrying on its business as a going concern.

The factors which, if present, indicate the transfer as a going concern largely relate to intangible assets.

The possibility that parts of the business could be sold off as a going concern should not be overlooked.

To tell her that she and Piers were now a going concern?

a little (of sth) goes a long way

A little ketchup goes a long way.

Clearly, a little imagination goes a long way.

Like a powerful adhesive, a little of it goes a long way.

all systems go

However, it was now all systems go for the future.

anything goes

Don't worry about what to wear - anything goes at Ben's parties.

With this season's fashions, anything goes.

But it's a case of when you're down, anything goes.

If anything goes wrong, she is there to alert the nurse.

In the end humans will not adopt libertarian, anything goes values.

The best thing about wraps is that anything goes.

The world is ending, so anything goes.

There is therefore the potential for personal distress if anything goes wrong.

Today almost anything goes as long as the right jacket is there to gull the public.

Whenever anything goes wrong, he blames it all on me.

as far as it goes

What Kroll said was accurate, as far as it goes.

My country has adopted individual rights in principle, but as far as it goes, it means men, not women.

That's as far as it goes with me.

That is encouraging as far as it goes.

This self-defense strategy is fine as far as it goes, but it addresses only half of the prevention equation.

Virtually all of it is right as far as it goes.

We push it as far as it goes.

bang goes sth

be five/six/seven etc months gone

be getting/be going nowhere fast

be going great guns

It is going great guns with special lines, the Fortress Alarm and the upgraded, fancy number, the Citadel.

be going places

Alvin was part of it all now. Only 24, and he was going places .

At only twenty-four, Ailey was going places - he was in a Broadway show.

This company is clearly one that is going places .

A test drive should convince you that Mazda are going places .

I was going places , thinking and doing things I would never dream of in city civvies.

I was really excited, believing that I was going places .

Jonathon Morris, you will have gathered, is going places - and no one could be happier than the man himself.

Only twenty-four, he was going places .

Their Maria was going places , so he might as well keep her company.

This woman, whose last performance was an extended run as a bartender, is going places .

be going spare

So 10,000 posters are going spare , and the Tories are laughing.

be going strong

The program is 20 years old this month and is still going strong .

I told you I'd put things off until this practice is going strong .

Over at Half House the party was going strong .

We were going strong when the bedroom door opened.

When I'd washed up, the ebb was going strong again.

be going to the dogs

be gone

Look at Michelle - she's totally gone !

Even the corrals had weeds in them, because the horses were gone .

He did something unusual, but after 15 minutes he was gone .

Mrs Doran was gone , Elsie was dead.

One day, though, all this will be gone .

One more such blow, I thought, face down in the sand, and I am gone .

Ten minutes later Glover felt sure it would be all right if he looked to see if the chief was gone .

The next year they are gone .

Then there is a wail from ahead, a roar and a burst of light; the face is gone for ever.

be gone on sb

Arthur would be gone on the stroke of nine, and Ann too, if it was possible.

be good to go

"Do you have all the hiking gear?" "Yeah, I'm good to go."

I've got my shoes on and I'm good to go.

We just need to get you a pair of skis and you're good to go.

But if you're receiving money it would be better to go for the lump sum.

He wandered a bit, and when it grew dark, he decided that it would be best to go home.

If parking is difficult in a built-up area it may be better to go by public transport.

If we would not be better off, it might be better to go it alone.

It is best to go for fabrics which are stretch- and fade-resistant as well as stain- and mildew-resistant.

We decided it would be best to go straight away and travel overnight, with me and Richie sharing the driving.

be in raptures/go into raptures

be in service/go into service

be selling/going like hot cakes

be/come/go halfway to doing sth

be/go (out) on the razzle

be/go down with sth

I was having a really hard time and I went down with Isabel and my dad.

I went down with nothing but a. 45-caliber pistol and a flashlight.

Looking back, it seemed inevitable that Evelyn would go down with some sort of psychological trouble.

Mr Black paid them off on all the equipment which went down with it, but which I know was not destroyed.

Outside linebacker Mike Morton, making his first start since Rob Fredrickson went down with season-ending shoulder surgery, had eight tackles.

There was a sudden space when the man at Riven's shoulder went down with a cry.

These kids are 13, 14, and they wan na be down with somethin'.

Who knows what went down with them?

be/go on (the) record as saying (that)

be/go on the fritz

My TV is on the fritz .

Their appliances go on the fritz .

be/go on the prowl (for sth/sb)

be/go on the wagon

Sometimes I would go on the wagon for a few days then have a binge.

be/go round the bend

But if you are going round the bend and resist seeking any help you are deemed to be perfectly okay.

I go round the bend just looking after kids all day.

If you are known to be seeing a shrink you are deemed to be going round the bend .

be/go/keep on about sth

And they don't go on about his obvious flaws, like him being a doctor and having three dozen girlfriends.

Everyone goes on about Cher's dresses, showing her navel.

However, this is the party that goes on about unemployment as though it had a good record on unemployment.

It sounded stupid the way she went on about loving the sea.

It went on about 15 minutes too long.

The first I knew about it was Malcolm going on about rubber.

This made him wary as he went on about his chores and tried not to let Lucky see him.

Why do I go on about this, I wonder.

be/go/keep on at sb

A strike has been going on at the mine for over three months and the nine who died were all non-union men.

But what's going on at No. 4 and No. 8 are free rides, nothing less.

Funny stuff going on at the Olympics.

He had a bad leg and they kept on at him to hurry up.

I must say I was not totally happy about her going on at Yeo Davis, with me in the government.

Something must be going on at school.

There was some spitting going on at the end of the game.

You used to go on at me about getting out.

be/run/go counter to sth

A recipe would be counter to its nature.

It ran counter to the ideas most Christians had held for well over a thousand years.

It runs counter to his career-long concern with budget deficits.

They operate in a way which runs counter to the original purpose of creation.

This can apply to moral issues and anything which runs counter to the Bible's teaching.

This would run counter to the very informal information exchange that gives it meaning in this internal context.

While I did this, I was encouraging her to talk through opinions of her own that ran counter to these discussions.

blow/go hot and cold

Paula was going hot and cold by now.

She went hot and cold, dizzy with confusion.

Some of these young officers blow hot and cold.

come/go along for the ride

I had nothing better to do, so I thought I'd go along for the ride .

But do members just go along for the ride ?

His pride would never let Olajuwon simply go along for the ride .

I was wondering if you fancied coming along for the ride .

I went along for the ride .

Lord knows where they're heading, but you really should go along for the ride .

Or she probably chose me for him and he just went along for the ride .

Other major players in the Las Vegas casino market came along for the ride .

The dancers were flown to Washington, with Talley Beatty going along for the ride .

come/go full circle

After the experiments of the 1960s, education has come full circle in its methods of teaching reading.

A manufacturer of sun care products has just issued a report showing that the view on tanning has come full circle .

Cross the Bahnhof bridge, and you will have come full circle back to the starting point.

In a way, we've almost come full circle back to what I was trained to do, which is teaching.

Only a classic endures, and sooner or later the fashion comes full circle .

So we have come full circle .

The neo-colonial wheel has almost come full circle .

Thus the research has come full circle .

Today, society has evolved and the wheel has come full circle .

come/go under the hammer

A collection of prints and paintings by Picasso came under the hammer at Sotheby's yesterday.

Three Renoir paintings will come under the hammer at Sotheby's in New York.

As for football, it also came under the hammer for the usual reasons.

Hundreds of items go under the hammer to save a medieval manor.

In 1972 it failed to reach reserve price when it came under the hammer at auction.

It was part of the contents of a unique toy museum in Buckinghamshire most of which came under the hammer today.

Read in studio A collection of battered old toys has come under the hammer at an auction today.

So that and nearly 500 other lots will go under the hammer at Sotherbys tomorrow.

The rest of his collection is going under the hammer .

They will go under the hammer at the London auctioneers Spink on 17 May.

come/go with the territory

I expected the criticism it comes with the territory when you're a public figure.

As economies mature, they say, economic slowdown comes with the territory .

Dealing with the guest who is in a delicate business situation or just a very bad mood all goes with the territory .

Death always went with the territory .

Human rights abuses go with the territory .

Most of us have been doing this for a long time, and it goes with the territory .

She just said she felt it went with the territory .

Some of this borderline recklessness goes with the territory .

The strain, the negativity, the isolation all came with the territory .

come/go/get along

Depending on the circumstances, I was willing to go along .

I went along the colonnade to the corner of the southern front of the house.

In the best programs, 3-and 4-year-olds learn social skills, how to share and get along .

Rashly volunteering to be a contestant, I went along the previous Saturday to practice.

She said she does not get along well with her children and can not get them to clean.

She wants to go along too.

The countries in the region do not want Kosovo independence, and Washington appears to go along with that view.

Why don't you ask Brenda and Belinda to come along to Friday meetings?

come/go/turn full circle

A manufacturer of sun care products has just issued a report showing that the view on tanning has come full circle.

Now his fortunes are poised to turn full circle again.

Now the pattern has turned full circle.

Only a classic endures, and sooner or later the fashion comes full circle.

The neo-colonial wheel has almost come full circle.

The wheel has turned full circle in the past 25 years.

Thus the research has come full circle.

Today, society has evolved and the wheel has come full circle.

could go either way

It could go either way, as we have seen in previous months of March.

M., still could go either way.

The latest opinion poll suggests the vote could go either way.

don't go mad

drop/go down like ninepins

Men and horses went down like ninepins before them, in a tangle of waving limbs, flailing hooves and broken lances.

easy come, easy go

get/go into a huddle

As each question is asked each team goes into a huddle and then writes down its answer.

As with the highly misleading phrase Stavrogin's Confession, critics and commentators behave as if they had got into a huddle .

The meeting was chaotic, but at the end Mr Williams went into a huddle with a group of hauliers.

They had gone into a huddle , obviously discussing their captives.

get/go nowhere

Flo has been looking for a job but has gotten nowhere .

But it's like digging in treacle - you get nowhere .

He's got nowhere to go but forward.

He goes nowhere in public without enough jewelry to supply a cotillion.

I ain't going nowhere near them.

I submit those stats and I get nowhere .

Indeed, the trading profit went nowhere in 2000.

Louis Cardinals out in Bloomington, and getting nowhere .

Still, the Raiders will go nowhere until they begin following the rules.

get/go/run through sth

go (right/clean) out of sb's mind

She said she was going out of her mind in California.

go (to) bye-byes

go Dutch (with sb)

It's good to go dutch on power.

go a long way towards doing sth

And Monday's game will go a long way towards determining Wright's future.

For it was he who arranged the finance which went a long way towards putting the station on the air.

Friedman's statement of the natural rate hypothesis went a long way towards reconciling such evidence with basic classical theory.

In doing so it can go a long way towards lifting the depression which has afflicted too many teachers in recent years.

Schema theory can go a long way towards explaining the sender's choice and arrangement of information in communication.

The new, improved materials available have gone a long way towards extending the lifespan of today's flat roof.

This decision goes a long way towards demonstrating the untenability of the marital-rape exemption in modern times.

This will also go a long way towards preventing your neighbour complaining about the noise you make.

go about your business

The street was filled with ordinary people going about their business .

He was indifferent to the attention he received, calmly going about his business , never using his influence to manipulate others.

Normally it went about its business either on foot or in an arabeah, the horse-drawn cab distinctive to the city.

Sara went about her business , more troubled than ever about Jenny's imminent arrival.

The 49ers are counting on Deese to epitomize that professionalism as he goes about his business with Smith.

They went about their business , expecting him to appear at any moment.

While Deion Sanders received most of the pre-game ballyhoo, his bookend Brown went about his business with little or no fanfare.

Yesterday, as the group of pickers went about their business , police said there had been no further incidents.

You have to laugh about it and go about your business .

go against the flow

go ahead

"Can I have the sports section?" "Yeah, go ahead , I've read it."

"Can I watch TV?'' "Sure, go ahead .''

"Do you mind if I use your phone?" "Not at all - go ahead ."

"Is it OK if I eat the last apple?" "Go right ahead ."

"Is it OK if I smoke?'' "Sure, go ahead .''

I'll go ahead and start the coffee.

If you want to take a shower, just go ahead and take one.

Even if Elizabeth went ahead and told Father, it was not certain that she would escape.

Factory owners tried to stop govt. from going ahead & passing Acts but could not stop them seeing.

I dared him to go ahead and do it.

If you decide not to go ahead , just return the Policy within 15 days.

If you want to buy a flamboyant pair of trousers, go ahead !

Look, so little is known about her, just go ahead and get all the research done now.

Reviews instances in which the Agency's activities have complicated matters or deterred developers from going ahead .

Sure, go ahead and buy a used car from Slipshod Acme car company.

go all the way (with sb)

A lower court forgave the debt, but the case went all the way to the Supreme Court.

But it was touch and go all the way .

If you went all the way across the Lake of Dreams you'd end up in the Lake of Death.

Imagine going all the way to Inverness for a pint of milk ... Maybe that was for the cat, too.

She is very tough mentally and determined and should go all the way to a medal.

The chair went all the way back, folded out, so his feet were out.

The sun went all the way down and I was standing in the purple darkness.

go ape

Joe went ape when he found out.

go apeshit

Four Negro GIs went apeshit striking matches on sleek bottoms.

Ricky would go apeshit if anything happened to Wayne.

go astray

The form you mailed must have gone astray .

The street is filled with teenagers who have gone astray .

I enclose a copy in case the original has gone astray .

It could be that fewer of those bright ideas will go astray .

It wasn't too windy, but windy enough to cause the occasional shot to go astray .

Perhaps the most famous example of a re-creation gone astray took place in July 1989.

She knew the long list of silver almost by heart and counted it monthly that nothing might go astray .

The problem is sometimes that parts go astray , which makes it impossible to reassemble the file.

To stop Tootle from going astray , the townspeople get together and conceive ofa clever plan, in which they all participate.

We should not be comforted by allowing ourselves to regard Noam Friedman et al. as disturbed individuals who have gone astray .

go awry

Your best financial plans can sometimes go awry .

But part of its appeal, too, is a description of many translations gone awry .

If something goes awry , like a Cabinet revolt, the government falls and new elections are held.

It solaced him to know that he had an alternate plan if things went awry .

Nightmare wore off somewhat during the day, but still feel things have gone awry since the weekend.

She had done her utmost to excite, please, soothe, serve; yet everything had gone awry .

Sweet expectancy appeared on the young faces in the children's band and the music went awry .

Their policies on devolution seemed to be going awry .

go ballistic

go bananas

Dad will go bananas when he sees this.

Roy's customers think the council has gone bananas .

Victor will go bananas , and Rachel will think I got laid.

go bang

I won't go banging on about the open fireplace again, but to my mind that was certainly one of them.

go beetroot

go belly up

Tim's business went belly up in 1993.

Cooke won a settlement so big that the label went belly up.

Lehman Brothers eventually went belly up.

Two small boys trapped a crab, repeatedly poking it with a stick until it went belly up and played dead.

go berserk

She went berserk and began shouting at everybody on the platform.

The guy just went totally berserk and started hitting me.

When they tried to arrest him, he suddenly went berserk .

But eight days after this fire went berserk , there are no serious injuries.

But then Munter goes over the edge, sounding like a Weight Watchers leader gone berserk .

Converse was commencing another glide when Smitty went berserk .

He offered to show me, but Alain nearly went berserk and then we got interrupted.

He wasn't proud of the ability to go berserk because it meant loss of control.

No, I was a sort of insane ghetto personality who got off on the written word, and went berserk .

On the table in the front of the room was a telephone, which rang whenever the bond market went berserk .

She's probably lived such a repressed life she goes berserk when she comes out to the West Indies.

go blank

I just went blank and couldn't remember his name for a minute.

Suddenly the screen went blank .

I remember standing there getting red in the face and my mind going blank .

It was as if his mind had gone blank or had become a golden mind, as Larry's had.

Mine start when I go blank .

My mind went blank with grief and despair.

The screen went blank , unlike his mind.

We sat beside him and encouraged him when he stumbled or went blank .

When she asked Karen a question, even though Karen knew the answer her mind immediately went blank .

Why then do their minds go blank as soon as they turn over the question paper?

go blue

Celia came down holding the baby, who had gone blue and stopped breathing.

Do not put the bandage on too tight or you may find your fingers or toes going blue through lack of circulation.

I could have threatened to hold my breath until I went blue .

Strictly speaking, yes, it would tend to go blue ever so slightly.

The baby boy went blue after his lungs became blocked.

You rolled around, went blue and your eyes shot up into your head.

go broke

A lot of small businesses went broke during the recession.

And once you have so many farmers going broke , the ripple effect starts.

Bethlehem went broke a year later, but a reissue set appeared 20 years later.

He could also go broke - last year, farm incomes fell by 25 percent.

Mr Menem applied such nonsense in the state of La Rioja, where he is governor; it has gone broke .

Ninety-nine out of a hundred wildcatters went broke or crazy or both and abandoned their last asteroid with the equipment in situ.

Project the numbers forward and government simply goes broke .

They are delightful students, but we take them because we'd go broke if we didn't.

Two retiring Republican senators warned their fellow lawmakers Tuesday that they need to fix the Social Security system before it goes broke .

go bust

About 60,000 business go bust each year in the United States.

Most of the steel factories around here went bust in the 1980s.

The supermarket isn't there any more. They went bust ages ago.

But when the Thatcher boom went bust Sugar's business declined with it - and so did Amstrad's market rating.

Even when certain licensed dealers have survived, the firms in which they were making markets have gone bust .

His haulage business went bust and he owes £120,000 on a semi in New Denham, Bucks, now worth only £80,000.

I think I fancy a well-paid job with a firm that won't go bust .

Last year they faced uncertainty over their jobs when the Lewis's group went bust and called in the receivers.

Now the process has reached crisis point: the organization is about to go bust .

Then it really went bust , flat, dead bust, in the l920s.

When competitors pull out, get taken over or go bust , fares go up.

go by the board

And because the domestic style was unsuited to amplified discourse, the domestic rules of politeness also went by the board .

Health, education, transport and other welfare spending goes by the board .

Meanwhile, there are other niceties that have simply gone by the board in certain aspects of management life.

Moral standards go by the board in an atmosphere that seems generated purely for the above purposes.

Scientific batsmanship goes by the board .

Their principles have gone by the board .

We had 100 people in the retail home delivery, but that was going by the boards by then.

We used to play golf, but went by the board when he moved.

go by the rulebook

go cap in hand (to sb)

Advertisers used to go to museums, cap in hand, to ask permission to use a painting for an advertisement.

go commando

go crazy

I didn't need to go crazy .

My boss told me to leave, and 1 went crazy .

The Star Council had gone crazy .

The world was going crazy and, or so it seemed, Trumptonshire would have none of it.

They went crazy , making all that money.

To have it happen here, see the fans go crazy .

You go crazy with the frustration and throw a bad punch and take his counter in your mouth or solar plexus.

You have to maintain a balance or else you go crazy .

go down a treat

It seems to be going down a treat .

It went down a treat with the matrons in safe seats like South-west Surrey.

go down a/this road

They mustn't go down this road again, it could only lead to disaster.

go down like a lead balloon

go down the Swanee

go down the pan

The Mimosa is going down the pan faster than Dynorod could.

go down the plughole

go down the tubes

The who experiment could go down the tubes .

go downhill

After he lost his job, things went downhill .

I said I didn't like baseball, and the interview went downhill from then on.

Moving in together was a mistake, and things rapidly went downhill .

When things started to go downhill , Kyle began looking for another job.

After that, things started to go downhill .

Cruel observers may remark that he's been going downhill ever since.

Life seems to have gone downhill since the younger one was born.

Monta o accuses the city of deliberately forcing the neighborhood to go downhill , the better to justify a future land grab.

The evening had gone downhill since she asked about the coat.

The whole thing is going downhill .

Things have been going downhill since the kitchen help moved into the classroom.

You feel the situation is going downhill .

go easy on sb

Go easy on Peter - he's having a hard time at school.

After that, go easy on salty foods such as crisps, bacon, cheese and salted nuts.

And go easy on the sugar, salt and alcohol.

Fred must go easy on his eyes.

He seemed to thrive under prison conditions, which caused the emperors to suspect their guards of going easy on the prisoner.

We can go easy on him with the questions, but I want Nate to be impressed.

We went easy on Baker and gave him the benefit of the doubt.

go easy on/with sth

Go easy on the cheese - it has a lot of fat.

After that, go easy on salty foods such as crisps, bacon, cheese and salted nuts.

And go easy on the sugar, salt and alcohol.

Fred must go easy on his eyes.

He seemed to thrive under prison conditions, which caused the emperors to suspect their guards of going easy on the prisoner.

We can go easy on him with the questions, but I want Nate to be impressed.

We went easy on Baker and gave him the benefit of the doubt.

go for broke

Jacobsen went for broke on the last nine holes and won the tournament.

In games, I usually go for broke . 12.

So he felt free to go for broke .

So, Major may be going for broke by breaking with precedent.

This is not a show you can skimp on, and thankfully director Damian Cruden goes for broke .

go for the jugular

A harsher critic would have gone for the jugular and claimed that this was a blunt reiteration of those dormant adolescent prejudices.

And not that many women really feel comfortable going for the jugular .

go forward to/into

Finally she left her seat and went forward to accept the Lord, leaving her Bible on the seat.

Lily went forward to the wings and looked at the set.

Quietly she went forward to the edge of the trees.

Rex must have gone forward to deal with the foresail.

Smiling shyly, she went forward to meet them.

Trent gathered it and wrapped it with ties to the boom before going forward to raise the storm jib.

When, later in the service, she went forward to accept the Lord, what did she think she was accepting?

go from bad to worse

The rail service has gone from bad to worse since it was privatised.

The schools have gone from bad to worse in this area.

Things went from bad to worse, and soon the pair were barely talking to each other.

As 1931 went from bad to worse the possibility of another marriage began to seem her best hope of salvation.

It went from bad to worse as the heavens opened and turned the circuit into one huge puddle.

Matters continued to go from bad to worse.

Matters went from bad to worse.

On Ithaca, the island where his home was, things had gone from bad to worse.

That they are going from bad to worse.

go from bad to worse

As 1931 went from bad to worse the possibility of another marriage began to seem her best hope of salvation.

It went from bad to worse as the heavens opened and turned the circuit into one huge puddle.

Matters continued to go from bad to worse .

Matters went from bad to worse .

On Ithaca, the island where his home was, things had gone from bad to worse .

That they are going from bad to worse .

go from strength to strength

As these events were unfolding we were finding that our Partnership's lifestyle magazines were going from strength to strength.

But now they have gone, the story line has gone from strength to strength.

On its own terms, meanwhile, the new philology went from strength to strength.

Ride are just going from strength to strength - one of the bands that are really cutting through at the moment.

The railcoaches however, went from strength to strength and became the work-horses of the Blackpool system.

We can't help but go from strength to strength.

While the company goes from strength to strength, the union claims, its employees are losing out.

go funny

And his eyes went funny just as he was about to change personalities.

I tend to sit there going funny colours.

My eyes go funny after a bit, so I look at summat else.

Then came the road where her knees went funny .

go halves (on sth)

Do you want to go halves on a pizza?

He generously agrees to go halves on you.

She'd promised to go halves with him if he got anywhere in his negotiations.

go halves (with sb)

go haywire

My computer has gone haywire again.

And consider buying the same set-up as a friend so you have some one to lean on when things go haywire .

Everything would go haywire if he saw her.

If something goes haywire , it should be fairly easy to isolate the offending software.

Until recently geophysicists thought that at this low point the magnetic field would also go haywire .

When compression software really goes haywire , you can lose everything on your hard disk.

With khaki behind the counter, the prices went haywire .

go head to head with sb

Jim finally went head to head with his boss.

go hog wild

go hot and cold

Paula was going hot and cold by now.

She went hot and cold, dizzy with confusion.

go hungry

Families went hungry , lost nine months of income, and for what, really?

Frankie had learned to prepare in advance for those days and nights when he might otherwise go hungry .

It was a compulsion I'd starved for, and even if I never went hungry again I would feel that compulsion for ever.

Many people had lost everything they owned in the floods and many were now going hungry , he said.

Most of the 300,000 people live off the land and no one has gone hungry .

No-one is allowed to go hungry .

She has never gone hungry , suffered horrible illness or seen some one she loves die.

Without welfare benefits, many may become homeless, others will go hungry .

go hunting

And there were many who wondered why Holy Trinity had to go hunting for causes so far from home.

Just like humans, they go hunting with their blowpipes and they erect snares and traps in the jungle.

Oh my, I think we're going hunting .

Rufus told himself now was no time to go hunting for libraries, he would go home first.

Sumal, her sister, who was not at all beautiful, dressed like a man and loved to go hunting .

The group members then went hunting for another buyer, finally persuading media giant Gannett Co. to buy their option.

We hunted only a few times but by the end I knew I would never go hunting again.

go in (at) one ear and out (at) the other

It goes in one ear and out the other.

go into overdrive/be in overdrive

go into reverse/put sth into reverse

go it alone

After years of working for a big company, I decided to go it alone .

Sayles hasn't regretted his decision to go it alone as a filmmaker.

The response to our proposal was lukewarm, so we felt we had to go it alone .

When it comes to parenthood, more and more women are deciding to go it alone .

As much as he can, he tries to go it alone .

But County Auctions, a big operation with centres at Wooler and Newcastle, was always likely to go it alone .

Do not try to go it alone - everything you do will be enhanced by the company of another.

He knew that each brought something important to the relationship, but that neither could go it alone .

If we would not be better off, it might be better to go it alone .

Many of them do not have the capital or a big enough infrastructure to go it alone , he said.

No single community could go it alone .

That was when Brian decided to go it alone , sourcing the units and adapting them himself.

go live

Before you rush to subscribe, however, it's only the phone arm of the service that has gone live .

Care management goes live in April 1993 but is still poorly rehearsed and its performance may yet disappoint.

On 12 January the Midland electrification between Luton and Bedford went live in preparation for driver-only training. 1982.

The new site was due to go live at the end of June and promised new personalisation features.

The new system went live earlier this year.

The service, CallNet0800, goes live on 1 November.

Undeterred, Gandhi declared he would go live in a hut in the untouchable quarter.

We went live on air by telephone for about ten minutes, at about 8.25 am.

go loopy

go mental

Back home, the missus is going mental and your dinner's in the dustbin.

We're at the same position here as we were when we were selling out Harlow Square with the audience going mental .

go native

Austen has been living in Papua New Guinea so long he's gone native .

There would be no going native at Zhanjiang.

go nuts

But a man could go nuts sitting around wondering about what might happen.

Every time Greene did something he went nuts , throwing his body around the field like a one-man Mardi Gras.

It was pure magic and Philadelphia fans went nuts .

Most of the walls are really light panels, so we don't go nuts from the dark.

My classmate and I thought he had gone nuts .

So don't go nuts - use those leftovers in the following recipes.

The fans go nuts , stomping so loudly that they drown out the announcer.

What if this man of yours just went nuts for no reason at all?

go off at a tangent

As for going off at tangents , my dear, I do it myself, hormone balance not withstanding.

Loretta's mind went off at a tangent .

go off at the deep end

go off half cocked

go off the boil

Even extortion has gone off the boil .

I knew as soon as I wrote it down I'd go off the boil .

Now it appears to have gone off the boil .

The second series really went off the boil because there was much more emphasis on the woman lawyer.

We're letting the kettle go off the boil .

go off the rails

But it was the news pages that had really gone off the rails .

Has something gone off the rails here?

Things started to go off the rails , however, with the Fiat Multipla.

go on forever

The train just seemed to go on forever .

go on the block

go on the offensive

But before Adamowski could get his campaign under way, Daley threw him off balance by going on the offensive .

Hastily revising his plans for my career, he settled us into our Cape Cod retreat and went on the offensive .

If she could find somewhere dry, she would be able to go on the offensive .

So she did not need to go on the offensive and was not required to fight.

Temperamentally unsuited for compromise, Tatum went on the offensive .

When the Government hinted darkly about a privacy bill in the wake of the Mellor affair, MacKenzie went on the offensive .

go one better (than sb)

Beth Wolff, president of her own residential real estate company, likes to go one better .

But even if Forbes loses his quest for the Republican presidential nomination, he may still go one better than his father.

Ford went one better and put 60 two-stroke Fiestas on the roads.

Laker's return of 9 for 37 was outstanding, but he was to go one better when the Aussies followed on.

Like an aphid, then, the caterpillar employs ants as bodyguards, but it goes one better .

She goes one better than last year.

The Bristol & West have now gone one better than the standard endowment mortgage.

They have followed each other up the ladder, but whenever he has reached the same rung she has gone one better .

go out (of) the window

Also by definition, of course, the conventional measures of company valuation went out of the window .

But that system has long since gone out the window .

Design faults meant that each new station required major alterations; any hope of a production line quickly went out the window .

Douglas went out the window when they turned on him.

If they are barred from this, cost control could go out of the window .

Once they sniffed victory caution went out of the window .

Regular-season stuff goes out the window .

When it hit, tradition went out the window , taking with it a great many careers.

go out of your mind

I'm with the kids all day, and I'm starting to feel like I'm losing my mind .

If I have to wait in one more line, I'm going to go out of my mind .

She said she was going out of her mind in California.

go out of your way to do sth

Jennifer knew what a difficult time I was having, and went out of her way to be friendly.

They went out of their way to make me feel welcome.

When Annie arrived, Harriman went out of his way to make life pleasant for her.

And the recording industry is going out of its way to help.

How to be compassionate to their pain and go out of their way to help them?

Neither do they go out of their way to look for targets, human or otherwise.

So empty, in fact, that the United States seemed to go out of its way to insult Ismail.

This is the second time to-night she has gone out of her way to be sensitive to Oregon.

To register his annoyance, he seemed to go out of his way to ignore us.

We are going out of our way to help him with it.

go over sb's head

The more emotional scenes go right over the kids' heads .

Are we going to get Blagg or do we go over your head ?

Could he go over the heads of Congress and get the country behind him?

He says that the bid is hostile because it goes over the heads of the directors.

His enormous arm went over Rory's head , the empty pint pot hanging in the smoke above the counter.

Mrs Singh seemed to be listening intently but I guess that a lot of what was being said went over her head .

They worried that the experienced subordinate would go over their head and gain support from their superiors.

go overboard

Don't you think you went a little overboard on the decorations?

Although Levin sometimes goes overboard with jokes, his breezy, slightly irreverent tone is a welcome one.

I decided to go overboard with processors and connected three digital multi-effects units and a mono delay.

It was feared he'd gone overboard and air and sea search was launched.

My problem is, I have a tendency to go overboard with compliments.

Then more cans of the gas, so carefully loaded the day before, went overboard .

They were to stay on the alert for any soldier unlucky enough to go overboard .

You are demonstrating to them how to recognize, name and communicate their feelings without going overboard .

go pear-shaped

Meg plays Alice, a cheerful hippy in the minutes before everything goes pear-shaped .

go phut

I tried to do a tree too but the shaving foam went phut and I realized I'd used it all up.

go postal

go potty

Do you have to go potty ?

go public

Several biotech companies went public this year.

The chairman didn't want to go public with the information.

After going public at 28, Netscape closed the year at 139.

In most cases, though, prices head south as soon as they've gone public .

In the last three months of 1990, the Tribune Company recorded its first quarterly loss since going public in 1983.

Most had by then gone public , but still controlled their firms.

One of the changes was establishing a partnership committee to evaluate whether to go public .

Police went public after police cars were rammed and officers injured.

The stock, accounting for splits since the firm went public in 1986, has appreciated by 340 percent.

What better time is there to go public ?

go sb's way

go short (of sth)

But Jude is used to going short of beauty sleep-although it doesn't show.

Debbie's husband would have cared if he had gone short , oh yes.

More of the world-beating copies are on sale today in areas that went short .

Since these are fairly cheap to buy and easy to prepare, the elderly rarely go short of them.

So whether you're visiting Perth or Penzance, you need never go short of cash.

That would make it extremely painful to have gone short of sterling in the past few days.

The stroke went short and choppy.

You haven't gone short of food, that's obvious.

go so far/as far as to do sth

go some way towards doing sth

But Mala had gone some way towards the opposite.

Funding for public works, including community-based arts projects, went some way towards alleviating mass unemployment.

However, the Commission has recently issued a notice which goes some way towards defining the elements of them.

It is proposed that hypertext systems go some way towards providing students with alternative structures for organizing their knowledge of electronic publishing.

Most of the old great Elf towns date from this period and it goes some way towards accounting for their remoteness.

The theory also goes some way towards answering the question of why people speak indirectly.

This goes some way towards typing the organism causing the disease.

Will he go some way towards reviewing the process?

go south

After four years, their relationship began to go south .

Arthur chose Brewyn, a man he could be certain of, then went south to Caerleon well content.

But first he wanted to go south .

His playing time evaporated until just before the break and his numbers also went south .

I must get to the station, go south again.

If so, go south about three miles to Bunker Hill Road.

Motorola stock has been going south since it reached a record 82 1 / 2 last Sept. 29.

The Marauders going south to play football?

go spare

I often ring at this time of the night for a chat, it helps to stop me from going spare .

Mrs Mangle would be mortified, Harold horrified ... and Scott would go spare .

One spare nut on a table may not seem much of an asset, but 10,000 nuts going spare are a liability.

So 10,000 posters are going spare , and the Tories are laughing.

go stag

go steady (with sb)

I could really go for him in a big way, but he's going steady with the staff nurse on Rainbow.

If you can't, it's as well you're not going steady .

Maybe they don't talk about going steady any more, he thought.

Somehow, the mention of marriage has strained even the sweet pleasure we found in going steady .

Tell her you needed time with the idea of going steady , and you need time with this.

go stellar

go straight

He's been going straight for about six months now.

Tony's been trying to go straight for about six months.

You can't expect these people to go straight when no one's ever going to give them a job.

He has been born into this world and gone straight to hell.

He went straight up to Oxford Street and bought a tracksuit.

It was some time before they were able to leave the hospital, and they went straight to Jack's barn.

Job cuts are already being made and newly-qualified nurses are going straight on the dole.

Left to our own devices, we Wobegonians go straight for the small potatoes.

When she came back she avoided his look and went straight to a small table next to the stove.

go swimmingly

Everything had been going swimmingly only a moment before.

Things were going swimmingly , what with remarkably honest plumbers, electricians and carpenters fixing up my new home.

go the (full) distance

Along the way pilots take photographs of certain landmarks to prove they've gone the distance .

But since the State is unwilling to go the distance alone, rest assured his answer will be no.

Either can go the distance , but one is ever-so-much more delightful.

For those who went the distance it was time to reflect on their achievement.

Physically the Decimax should go the distance , too.

Steve Kemp and I became involved in a marathon match which went the full distance .

Together, they go the distance .

go the extra mile

The President vowed to go the extra mile for peace in the region.

All this when her only motivation was to go the extra mile under all circumstances.

And it diminishes the employees' desire to go the extra mile when supervisors need them to.

go the way of all flesh

go the whole hog

We decided to go whole hog and stay at the Hilton.

And when you've claimed that much land, why not go the whole hog and put a roof over it as well.

Are they about kissing, petting or going the whole hog , as one might say?

Brailsford was one of the few popular frontists prepared to go the whole hog and accept this.

He reckoned now he was in, he might as well go the whole hog .

Mortified by the twist in his sobriety, George decided to go the whole hog and join the Total Abstinence Society.

Taking a deep breath we elected to go the whole hog and print 16 pages.

The Siemens display goes the whole hog .

You could hire taxis, or go the whole hog and hire a chauffeur-driven car for the day.

go the whole hog

And when you've claimed that much land, why not go the whole hog and put a roof over it as well.

Are they about kissing, petting or going the whole hog, as one might say?

Brailsford was one of the few popular frontists prepared to go the whole hog and accept this.

He reckoned now he was in, he might as well go the whole hog.

Mortified by the twist in his sobriety, George decided to go the whole hog and join the Total Abstinence Society.

Taking a deep breath we elected to go the whole hog and print 16 pages.

The Siemens display goes the whole hog.

You could hire taxis, or go the whole hog and hire a chauffeur-driven car for the day.

go through fire (and water) (for sb)

I would have gone through fire for Peter Docherty.

go through the floor

In the past few years, stock prices have gone through the floor .

Last year, sales went through the floor .

go through the mill

Busiack has been through the mill with these federal investigators.

Part of the Council's records-base is going through the mill of privatisation.

We went through the mill together, Franklin.

go through the motions (of doing sth)

But the picking up strikes a chord and going through the motions always works.

Everybody said the right thing; everybody went through the motions the way they should.

Still others go through the motions but without any real desire to improve the relationship.

The authorities occasionally go through the motions of clamping down.

To Harry, Jack looked like a man going through the motions .

Too many students are going through the motions without any significant engagement in learning.

We just give up and go through the motions and we let our negativity harden inside us.

You can go through the motions .

go through the roof

Following news of increased profits, the company's share price went through the roof .

Put that back before Dad sees you and hits the roof !

Sales of Ray-Ban sunglasses went through the roof after Tom Cruise wore them in 'Risky Business'.

And the price is going through the roof .

He could predict business to go through the roof .

Inflation had accelerated and commodity prices had gone through the roof .

No wonder inflation is going through the roof and our environment ends up choked with litter.

Sales of those products went through the roof .

The second day went through the roof with a whopping 573,604.

They criticise the poll tax, but when they were in office the rates went through the roof .

go through the wringer

His ex-wife really put Barry through the wringer .

Before being reunited with his 14-year-old wife and baby, Pedro Sotelo went through the wringer Thursday.

go through your paces

At times his voice went through its paces almost independently of the sense.

Most of the students are satisfied eating and watching Reed go through her paces , with very few questions asked.

Slaven went through his paces as the club announced a sell-out for the March 4 first leg at Ayresome Park.

The crowd at Colvin Run Mill watched raptly as the nine black company members and their white commander went through their paces .

go through/over sth with a fine-tooth comb

go to earth

All the village had gone to earth .

He'd go to earth and stay there till dark.

Not much doubt he slipped in there and went to earth in the shed, for some purpose of his own.

go to ground

After flying into a military airport in a private jet, he went to ground .

Also they are very severe on the second man going to ground .

I'd gone to ground so the culprit could not have known of my presence.

Let any crook try to find me, I said to myself, when I go to ground in Uulaa-la.

The dead man's brother has gone to ground .

go to hell and back

go to hell in a handbasket

The education system in this state has gone to hell in a handbasket.

go to hell!

Don't answer the phone - he can go to hell !

go to law

At the time, she was intending to go to law school with a view to taking over her father's law firm.

I might go to law school next year, and I wanted to find out if I liked it.

Indeed, they are going to law school, too.

Merrill plans to work for a year, perhaps abroad, and then go to law school.

So the museum has gone to law to get the pictures back.

So we've been left with no other avenue but to go to law .

Well, what else could I do with a history and humanities interest outside of teach or go to law school?

When I go to law schools to speak, I recognize them immediately.

go to pieces

I was so nervous in my driving test I just went to pieces .

Keeping busy was the only thing that kept her from going to pieces during the divorce.

When they lost the family business, Liz went to pieces .

He was going to pieces inside, just as Lorton intended, and he didn't like it.

I almost went to pieces in that room.

It seems he goes to pieces in a crisis, then.

That's perhaps why things began to go to pieces when the boy was born.

The ship broke in half, tumbled over the precipice, and went to pieces .

With their old taboos discredited, they immediately go to pieces , disintegrate, and become re-sorts of vice and disease.

go to pot

My God, they've really let the house go to pot .

Birth then becomes difficult and painful and, of course, the economics of the whole operation goes to pot .

Her relationship with the boy has gone to pot lately.

Many people's good intentions go to pot as Ian Cocking does the work virtually single handed.

Montreal was powdering its face and putting on lipstick while infrastructure was going to pot .

The foundry was allowed to go to pot in the seventies and Pringle's started purchasing from outside suppliers.

There was another moneymaking scheme gone to pot .

This whole village has gone to pots .

go to press

The May issue was ready to go to press when the magazine closed down.

Although correct at the time of going to press , the programme is subject to amendment.

As we went to press more than 200,000 copies had already been sold.

At the time this book was going to press , I had not yet been able to undertake further investigations.

Ed - Sorry the photos were not available at time of going to press due to Christmas printing deadlines.

However, as we went to press they were still sorting out what stays and what goes.

Prices correct at time of going to press .

The only way he could improve its impact was to wait for exactly the right moment to go to press .

go to rack and ruin

He's let his father's old house go to rack and ruin.

It seems that the government is prepared to let all our hospitals and schools go to rack and ruin.

The old farmhouse had gone to rack and ruin.

First they let the house go to rack and ruin, then the garden; now they were sheltering hippies.

Yet the truth of it was that the estates were going to rack and ruin.

go to sb's head

Dave really let his promotion go to his head .

The wine went straight to my head .

A rush of blood went to Rosheen's head as the infection he had implanted did its work.

At ten o'clock they went to the tunnel head .

He went to the head in the middle of the night to study the fluid, a dreadful yellowish drip.

I think your Nobel Prize has gone to your head .

Production went to his head and thrilled his sleepless nerves like liquor or women on a Saturday night.

She was a looker, that one, and I guess it went to her head .

They were floundering chest-deep, and Riven went to Madra's head , helping to hold it above the water.

go to sleep

Are you two going to stop talking and go to sleep ?

Can you stop leaning on me please? My arm's gone to sleep .

He lay on the sofa and pretended to go to sleep .

I looked over at Dave, but he had gone to sleep .

If I wake up in the night, it takes me ages to go back to sleep .

Every time I go to sleep I don't know what's gon na happen.

He went to sleep as he stood there, clutching his glass, his forehead resting on the windowpane.

I did just as he suggested, and put the note in his mailbox that night, and went to sleep .

I read and went to sleep .

Oh, you did not go to sleep as directed, at eight?

The man stepped back into the centre of the circle, and seemed almost to go to sleep .

They did not expect to get home, says the poet; still, they went to sleep .

You go upstairs and read Campbell a story before she goes to sleep .

go to some/great/any lengths (to do sth)

Both want to steal the show and they are going to great lengths to do it.

Dealers, sometimes surreptitiously encouraged by their firms, would go to great lengths to extract information from employees of rival firms.

Furthermore, bats go to great lengths to avoid confrontations with people.

George Bush went to great lengths to keep out of his way on the campaign trail.

The Medieval church went to some lengths to specify the roles of particular stones in religious imagery.

When uninterrupted by unforeseen or unrecognized obstacles, parents will go to great lengths to provide these advantages for their children.

Who knows whether Oppenheimer went to any lengths to find anyone who had anything good to say about Stewart.

Yet Phillips climbed the wall anyway, went to great lengths to hurt his ex-girlfriend.

go to the bad

go to the country

And yet Callaghan very nearly did go to the country late in 1978.

Attlee went to the country over the issue and lost the general election of October 1951.

I've had my orders. l m going to the country for a while, to merry Mytchett Place.

Individuals possess conveyances to go to the country .

So, anyway, I went to the country .

So, it should strike while the iron is hot and go to the country as soon as possible.

go to the devil!

go to the ends of the earth

Brad would go to the ends of the earth to make his wife happy.

go to the mat (for sb/sth)

go to the polls

The people of Houston will go to the polls next week to elect a new mayor.

We're trying to encourage young people to go to the polls .

With only two days left before France goes to the polls , all parties are campaigning hard.

A week after that, three big Midwestern states hold primaries, and on March 26, Californians go to the polls .

As they go to the polls the voters know what package of compromises they are voting for.

If so, on past form only a third of the electorate will bother to go to the polls .

In June 1983, Margaret Thatcher went to the polls for the second time.

Next week, they go to the polls in a presidential election that should indicate where their sympathies lie.

Republican voters will go to the polls for four hours to select the first batch of delegates of the presidential primary season.

So people go to the polls convinced their only choice is the lesser of two evils.

This Tuesday, August 5, voters will go to the polls to accept or reject the proposed charter.

go to the toilet

Encourage those who are mobile to go to the toilet on their own.

I couldn't be bothered to go to the toilet and they always came and changed me.

I really needed to go to the toilet , but that meant walking past them on to the other side of the hall.

Over the next day and a half she only left the room twice to go to the toilet .

The old man got up to go to the toilet again.

Then, next time you go to the toilet , try this stop test half way through emptying your bladder.

go to the wall

He's not a candidate that Democrats would go to the wall for.

High interest rates will force many businesses to go to the wall .

Over 300 small firms have gone to the wall in the past year.

In the first six months of this year nearly 30,000 small firms went to the wall - a third up on 1991.

It would be a tragic loss to theatre if such an important organisation were to go to the wall .

Quickly he went to the wall safe at the far end of the room and touched the combination.

Small livestock farmers have gone to the wall in their thousands.

Some farmers did go to the wall , but far fewer than predicted.

The trades unionist suspects that in competitive capitalism the weak go to the wall .

Those who could stand the pace flourished; those who could not went to the wall .

go to town (on sth)

Sandy went to town on the displays.

Bénéteau went to town in their usual impressive way; it is, after all, their home patch.

Bury that snout in Haagen-Dasz and go to town !

In the United States of the early 1940s, women still donned hats and gloves to go to town .

Over another cup of coffee we made plans to go to town .

This month he goes to town on forms.

When we used to go to town he used to get her out and carry her.

Windows give you a chance to go to town .

go to waste

Don't let all this food go to waste .

If no one else wants this, I'll eat it -- I hate to see good food go to waste .

Local produce often goes to waste because people prefer to buy imported food.

We can't let all our hard work go to waste .

And all that effort went to waste .

Every part of the animal was used and nothing went to waste .

However, they needn't go to waste .

I hate to see them go to waste .

I still had tickets to use for this season, and now those will just go to waste .

Oh, no, she resolved, not twice; she wasn't going to waste another year of her life!

She wasn't going to waste her strength.

Unfortunately, most of these useful and innovative ideas go to waste without investigation.

go too far

Investors are concerned that real estate inflation has gone too far .

The court ruled that the police went too far when they handcuffed Rooney to a chair.

Has he gone too far out of bounds to get back on course?

I can only hope I am proved wrong: things have gone too far to turn back the tide.

She would make sure she did not go too far , or too soon.

Surely a barber didn't hold his client in this way, was he perhaps going too far ?

Their elders in Linea 13 try to keep them from going too far .

They never went too far out.

They want to go too far .

We have already gone too far .

go underground

Denkins went underground to escape police.

A few days later, Valenzuela went underground .

But some of the activity has gone underground .

Delvalle went underground but continued to be recognized by the United States.

Fresh air bases were set up in Bank Mine and a team of brave and dedicated doctors went underground to assist.

If company policies are too stringent or punitive, couples simply go underground .

Instead of changing its policies, however, the government went underground .

Like the Sleepers of Ephesus, ideas go underground for a few centuries to re-emerge when times are more propitious.

The redevelopment proposals put forward for the site at first envisaged that all the shopping should go underground .

go unpunished

Before 1870, a husband could legally go unpunished for beating his wife.

Guards involved in drug deals went unpunished .

Hate crimes will not be tolerated and will not go unpunished .

At this point in development, children typically believe that a lie is wrong even if it goes unpunished .

But no good deed goes unpunished in noire crime stories.

In Port-au-Prince there are fears that Dominique's murder, like the deaths of so many others, will go unpunished .

It looked a harsh decision, especially when the referee allowed late tackles to go unpunished .

Middlesex have twice had to carpet Ramprakash this season after astonishing flare-ups and another incident went unpunished .

Numerous violations of constitutional rights went unpunished during the thirties.

Of course, when it comes to oligarchies and bureaucracies, no good deed goes unpunished .

Your pride won't go unpunished .

go up in flames/burst into flames

go up in smoke

After Warrington they've got to be careful or we might be blown up in smoke .

Before she could throw the water into the wastepaper basket, the reports had gone up in smoke .

For the yards owner, it was 25 years of work up in smoke .

If so, what happens when Buckingham Palace, Sandringham or Balmoral go up in smoke ?

Its mosque went up in smoke .

Such deliberation, while the youth of Britain were liable to go up in smoke , outraged many.

That's well over £5,000 up in smoke - or, to be exact, an average £44.66 a month.

Three hundred tons of freshly harvested hay and straw went up in smoke .

go up/come down in the world

go walkabout

I thought I'd just go walkabout and see what I can dig up.

Our man's gone walkabout for reasons of his own.

Prunella was right - why the fuss just because Blythe had gone walkabout ?

You know that when a black fella dies the whole family moves out of the house and goes walkabout .

go west

But Helper had gone West in the decade before the Civil War.

But she was quiet and respectful, and she was eager to go West .

It goes west along the river Humber before passing north around the western edge of the Yorkshire Wolds.

Jack went west for a holiday in the summer of 1954 while he contemplated his future.

The full quota of how many and whose scripts went west in this rethink will probably never be known.

William did not go West on an existential errand; the end of his journey was known.

go wild

The stock market went wild today.

When Jordan's picture flashed on the screen, the crowd went wild .

Apparently Maggie is going wild trying to find out who is responsible for seasonal changes.

But the flashing lights pass straight through, on to some real emergency, and the crowd goes wild .

No, they wouldn't: they'd go wild .

Soon-Yi told friends that Mia went wild after finding nude photos of her in film-maker Allen's Manhattan apartment.

Southampton went wild when the Friendship came into view.

The borough of Brooklyn went wild , turning into one long block party.

Use the traditional pink and white marshmallows or go wild with lots of assorted shapes and colours.

Well, by that time it was going on the screen, and then the markets went wild .

go with a swing

In the evening, after the first stiffness wore off and charades were introduced, the party went with a swing .

Now he was in an excellent mood and the party began to go with a swing .

go with the flow

If you want to stay sane, just go with the flow .

Chretien is an opportunist who goes with the flow .

Here she is pushed and pulled, directed and redirected, forced to go with the flow of the mob.

In high school, I went with the flow .

It feels like freedom: I can go with the flow .

Most of them just go with the flow , ending up as something like a gas fitter or a policeman.

Relax - and go with the flow .

Then allow yourself to be carried gently downstream, going with the flow .

Whereas I seek to go with the flow .

go wrong

As far the contract was concerned, I don't know where I went wrong .

Check your work again and see if you can spot where you went wrong .

If you follow the easy step-by-step instructions, you really can't go wrong .

It was soon after the birth of their first child that their relationship started to go wrong .

Only the two of you know what went wrong .

The experiment went wrong when the chemicals combined to form a poisonous gas.

The rescue attempt went badly wrong when the building collapsed.

But it all went wrong when, some 15 years ago, he flunked math and didn't get into college.

If not, what went wrong ?

In case anything went wrong , I was prepared to make a dash for Armstrong.

It is not that juries occasionally go wrong .

It was obvious that much could go wrong .

John Hill's son says he's not been given the full facts about what went wrong .

Research shows that many injured patients simply want to find out what went wrong .

go your own way

After that if you want to be organised, you can be - or alternatively you can go your own way .

But enough to allow you to go your own way .

I want to go my own way , alone.

If Cultural Studies goes its own way , what happens to what is left?

Or, of course, you can go your own way .

Speech goes its own way , and speakers drift farther than ever from a literary standard.

The herd ad is intended to show that the company goes its own way in investing.

The pairs of glassy eyes no longer corresponded, in death they broke ranks, each distended eye gone its own way .

go your separate ways

After this they go their separate ways.

He says that they more or less go their separate ways, Felicity and this green fellow she's married to.

In the case of bacteria, the enormous numbers of cells produced by successive doublings go their separate ways.

Only then, in the shock of the open air at last, did we break ranks and go our separate ways.

Or would they go their separate ways, each ruling an independent principality?

She takes it up, the partners disengage and go their separate ways.

They were too readily allowed to go their separate ways.

We all seemed to split up and go our separate ways afterwards.

go/be beyond (all) reason

Their demands go beyond all reason .

But by this time Maidstone was beyond all reason .

He is beyond reason , Diniz.

It was beyond all reason that Hal, who had performed flawlessly for so long, should suddenly turn assassin.

Their condition is beyond reason , but it is certainly not, as they believe, beyond cure.

go/be out like a light

She was out like a light , as soon as we put her in bed.

A minute later he went out like a light .

Either it was the brandy or it was the heat, but she went out like a light .

I went out like a light .

Something hit me on the back of the head, here, and I went out like a light .

go/be out of use

The guns are out of use and that is what matters.

go/come along

A Democratic Capitol Hill aide said it's too early to tell whether Congress will go along with the proposal.

Gingrich listened carefully to the Tuesday Lunch Bunch, and sometimes came along to their meetings.

If you would like to reassess your life and learn how to use stress to your advantage, come along .

Other religious schools unwilling to go along with them should no longer expect state funding.

Sam Fermoyle came along West Street.

So I agreed to go along .

The discussion groups were relatively open, and many people came along as friends of friends.

Until Green Bay came along , either one of these two teams was going to win the Super Bowl.

go/come/be down to the wire

We were in a couple of games that went right down to the wire .

In the event the starting line-up went down to the wire .

It is down to the wire .

go/get/be beyond a joke

The condition of Tam's leather jacket had got beyond a joke .

go/move downmarket

The Opera House specialised in drama for nine years - and then went downmarket .

go/run around in circles

We've got to solve the problem instead of running around in circles , writing letters that never get answered.

I had a tendency to run around in circles getting more and more worked up.

She jumps up and down and runs around in circles .

That's why there are no solutions and the characters endlessly go around in circles in discussions.

go/run like clockwork

A universe that ran like clockwork also evinced design.

And if Lais and Leonore created the promised diversion the plan would go like clockwork .

Sometimes it ran like clockwork , sometimes-as I wrote at the time-it ran like the movie Clockwise.

Then we had been surprised when our ascent of the nearby Jankopiti had gone like clockwork .

Whereas Prost had been delayed as the Ferrari mechanics fiddled with the right-rear wheel, Senna's stop went like clockwork .

go/run to seed

And a production should not just be a matter of getting a good notice and leaving it to go to seed slowly.

At the same time, a drought affected the area, and heliotrope had time to grow and go to seed .

Formerly owned by Arthur Siegel, it had since gone to seed .

Mark knows he has allowed himself to go to seed a bit.

She looked middle-aged, overdressed, a show-girl gone to seed .

The rest of the College, like the theatre, seems in Paul Pry's day to have run to seed .

Their skin was as smooth as warm water, their hair as soft as a dandelion crown gone to seed .

go/run/flash etc through sb's mind

I began to wonder what might be going through her mind .

Over and over it ran through his mind .

Perhaps more mundane thoughts went through her mind .

The one occasion which was flashing through Yanto's mind at this moment involved just three of the local water babies.

The past twenty-two months flashed through my mind like film run at high speed, and suddenly I felt rather tired.

The thought ran through my mind I heard chaos outside.

This was staggering new information, and all kinds of ideas were flashing through our minds .

Who lived there and what was going through their minds ?

go/turn over sth in your mind

go/walk down the aisle

As she walked down the aisle her heart brimmed over with love and adoration for Charles.

He wanted to walk down the aisle with you and give you away to your young man.

Her mouth turned up at the corners, Mavis walked down the aisle with Walter.

Inspector Miskin was walking down the aisle .

Resplendent in red, she walks down the aisle on the arm of the Rev.

The wedding was off, because no way was she going to walk down the aisle looking like an eejit!

They looked at the passports and then started to walk down the aisle , pointing their guns at the passengers.

Together, they walked down the aisle behind the crucifix, toward the rear of the church.

gone for a burton

hard going

Anyone who tried to set up in between us would find it hard going.

But getting to be one of these fashionable high-flying image makers with a top salary is hard going.

I don't mind it, but it's pretty hard going to sleep with this banging going on.

Much of it was hard going, especially in the early parts.

Robbie's sandals were low-heeled, but even so she found the pace hard going.

have a good thing going

They've got a good thing going with that little business of theirs.

have a lot going for you

With her brains and good looks, she certainly has a lot going for her.

Human travel agents, paper guidebooks and newspaper ads still have a lot going for them.

have everything going for you

Barry had everything going for him -- charm, looks, intelligence, but still he was unemployed.

Dan seemed to have everything going for him in college.

She was bright and pretty and had everything going for her.

It seems to have everything going for it.

The events have everything going for them.

heavy going

Although she usually got on well with children, she found Hilary heavy going .

Eoin Young's Diary is heavy going .

He reports that a trip to Catterick Camp to set up rope ladders on the assault course was heavy going .

Like the writing of all books there are times of great enthusiasm, of heavy going and quite often real blockage.

Mwangaza was dull and heavy going .

Postnikova also manages to present in its possible light Tchaikovsky's Sonata, which is distinctly heavy going .

The findings indicate why groups such as the Pearl are finding it heavy going in their core business activity.

The resulting interview was heavy going for both of them.

heavy going

Although she usually got on well with children, she found Hilary heavy going.

Eoin Young's Diary is heavy going.

He reports that a trip to Catterick Camp to set up rope ladders on the assault course was heavy going.

Like the writing of all books there are times of great enthusiasm, of heavy going and quite often real blockage.

Mwangaza was dull and heavy going.

Postnikova also manages to present in its possible light Tchaikovsky's Sonata, which is distinctly heavy going.

The findings indicate why groups such as the Pearl are finding it heavy going in their core business activity.

The resulting interview was heavy going for both of them.

here goes!

here we go

"I still don't see why you blame me!" "Oh great, here we go again."

Let's do that again. Ready? Here we go.

And now, here we go again with the Gulf crisis.

Most of us were peaceful and decent, but here we go again, in our fifth war of this century.

Oh no, I thought, here we go.

One two three four, here we go.

Ronald Reagan fixed that, but here we go again.

So, again, here we go.

here we go again

"You've been drinking again, haven't you!" "Oh God, here we go again."

And now, here we go again with the Gulf crisis.

Most of us were peaceful and decent, but here we go again, in our fifth war of this century.

Ronald Reagan fixed that, but here we go again.

You see, here we go again.

here you are/here you go

it's all go

It's all go around here this morning. Ten new orders, all marked "URGENT'.

Yes, it's all go on the rumour exchange and let me stress that these are but a few of the juiciest.

jump/go through hoops

We had to jump through a lot of hoops in order to get the play on stage.

He had me roll my body across the yard, he had me hop, he had me jump through hoops .

life goes on

For them, life goes on.

He knows that life goes on.

In other words, life goes on.

It ensures that life goes on.

The personal construction of life goes on, however much undergirded by chemotherapeutic assistance.

To be sure, life goes on.

We all mourn their passing, but life goes on without them.

While you were there you had a ball, and then life goes on.

like it's going out of fashion

She's been spending money like it's going out of fashion .

not be going anywhere

not go a bundle on sth/sb

not go far

A dollar doesn't go very far these days.

This pizza won't go far if everyone wants some.

But it is more likely that he will not go far enough.

In general, though, the managers felt the training did not go far enough.

Republicans criticized him for not going far enough.

The Bundesbank has warned that monetary union will fail because Maastricht did not go far enough on political union.

The management changes may not go far enough, analysts said.

The privatisations also help, even if they do not go far enough.

The symposium also featured a couple of members of Congress who believe the farm reforms did not go far enough.

They had not gone far when again the clerk heard that long, moaning howl.

on your mark(s), get set, go!

raring to go

Carlos was raring to go soon after leaving the hospital.

All cut up but raring to go.

At least one other investment group was raring to go.

Croft took a year's sabbatical to recover from a string of niggling injuries and is now raring to go again.

I've kept myself fit and I was raring to go.

July 24, Lake Condoriri Day 2 and we are raring to go, working on yesterday's high.

Lucy had been approached by an international humanist organisation, there was funding, and Lucy was raring to go.

There I snored and whinnied and gnashed for nearly three hours, awaking refreshed and raring to go at a little after one.

We arrived as keen as a couple of puppies out for their first walkies, full of fun and raring to go!

ready, steady, go!

run/go aground

More than 72,000 tonnes of crude oil spilled into the estuary after the tanker ran aground in 1996.

The beach was long, flat and shelved so gently that no normal vessel could have come ashore without running aground .

The Ecuadorean tanker Jessica started leaking diesel oil after running aground last week.

The pirate station, which ran aground last November, is using equipment and records donated by listeners.

The prosecution's case had turned primarily on the allegation that he was drunk when his ship ran aground .

Y., to Providence, ran aground Friday afternoon after the tugboat pushing it was disabled by an unexplained explosion.

run/go deep

But the main problem goes deeper and will take longer to solve.

Maude, on the other hand, had gone deep into the pluperfect, eleven generations of it.

So did it go deeper than that?

The debt goes deeper than money.

The play goes deep and inspires all sorts of questions.

The tradition of dressing up a corporate image in print runs deep at Investor Insight and its affiliates.

They can play at being still waters that run deep .

run/go dry

The reservoir ran dry during the drought.

Every available hotel room was rented out and, on some weekends, county gasoline pumps ran dry .

If the trend continues, he said, the springs will go dry .

If the valve has jammed shut, causing the feed-and-expansion tank to run dry , again turn off the water supply.

Laura McCaffrey went dry slope skiing at Calshot Activities Centre,.

Stock tanks normally brimming with water have gone dry .

The rivers, too, are beginning to run dry .

Time allowed 00:06 Read in studio A soft drinks company says its could run dry if it doesn't get enough elderflowers.

With this agreement, our families are for ever linked, even if the rivers run dry and the oceans become deserts.

run/go hell for leather

run/go/drive etc like the clappers

Little legs going like the clappers .

Male speaker Inside you are going like the clappers because you are nervous and the tension is building up.

sb will not go near sb/sth

sb will/would/should etc go far

A man of his abilities should go far in the Party.

And the effects would go far beyond the natural world.

Ghost: Oh, very droll, dear lad - you will go far .

Her decisions would go far toward shaping the postwar world.

It remains to be seen whether such measures will go far to avoid a repetition of the basic abuses, however.

She'd been sure her daughter would go far .

This will go far beyond pep talks and motivational speeches.

Whether the stadium logs another round of lease-backed debt will go far in determining the fate of other major capital-improvement projects here.

sb's heart goes out to sb

My heart goes out to them.

You poor little dear - my heart goes out to you, waiting all this time.

sb's mind goes blank

sth must not go any further

sth will go down in history

1989 will go down in history as the year in which Stalinist Communism ended.

This Minister will go down in history as the Minister who killed off small shops in Britain.

sth would not come/go amiss

A last round of the rooms wouldn't come amiss .

A little humility in the medical debate would not go amiss .

A little thank you to the Ombudsman would not go amiss . --------------------.

A tankful of petrol wouldn't come amiss .

Adding a few seconds to your dev.time to allow for the stop, etc. wouldn't go amiss .

An apology wouldn't go amiss .

In this climate, a down-home bear hug and attendant back slapping probably wouldn't go amiss .

This remained a most important consideration, but some relaxation of the original prohibition would not go amiss .

take/go to (great) pains to do sth

However, composers often go to great pains to keep to true intervals.

Mr Lendrem has gone to great pains to establish one thing: that all of his preconceptions concerning bird behaviour are true.

that's (just) the way sth/sb is/that's (just) the way sth goes

And that's the way he is.

And that's the way it is again this year - everybody is happy with what I am doing.

But they think they can run everything from Detroit and that's the way the organisation is going to be restructured.

Even the best generals sometimes lose with this army just because that's the way it is.

For that's the way it is for the talented twosome.

He's always been a bit on his dignity, I suppose, but that's the way he is.

In the end Capirossi had to do the winning himself and that's the way 1991 is going to be.

The money we got to spend - well, that's the way it is.

the balloon goes up

We don't want you being left behind in Mbarara if the balloon goes up.

the biggest/best/nicest etc sth going

A few hundred metres off-shore we congregate so that Tor can explain the best way of going ashore.

Are the best bargains going to petrol buyers?

But in those years, they were always the team with the best record going into the playoffs.

Its got to be the best ticket office going .

Perhaps the biggest thing going was the harp played by JoAnn Turovsky, sounding positively, well, huge.

There was a wide range of scores with the best individual score going to George McCallum of Douglas Reyburn with 37 points.

This, so I was led to believe, was the best it was going to get.

What is the best way of going forward? - Ideas from within I hear you say!

the clocks go back/forward

I, like many other riders, am eagerly awaiting the clocks going forward.

Police say they had to enforce the law after 1am when the clocks went forward an hour.

When the clocks go back in late October it will be dark by five o'clock in the afternoon.

the going

the going rate/price/salary etc

A million pounds is the going rate for an ordinary player in today's inflationary market.

At the going rate of half a million dollars per minute, there is no time for truth.

It typically is charged twice the going rate as the criminal inmates housed in the same facility.

One can of C rations was the going rate.

Or holiday-depending if he's got the brains to get the going rate on betrayal.

State law now prohibits insurers from denying coverage to small businesses or charging them more than 20 percent above the going rate.

What is the going rate for bodies in Cairo, Mr el Zaki?

Who is it that sets the going rate for our work?

there but for the grace of God (go I)

there goes sth/sb

there it is/there you are/there you go

there you are/there you go

there you go/she goes etc (again)

turn/go to mush

All this quickness of mind, all her decisiveness had turned to mush when Mac came on the scene.

way to go!

Way to go, Kim! Now we'll have to start all over again.

when the going gets tough, the tough get going

while the going's good

Let's get out while the going's good.

work/run/go like stink

you can't go wrong (with sth)

You can't go wrong with a dark gray suit.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

"How are your exams going, Luke?" "Fine, thanks."

As soon as the band started playing, the crowd went silent.

Cats go "meow."

Come on, Joe, it's time to go .

Did the party go well?

Did you go to the baseball game last weekend?

Do you know what time the next bus goes?

Do you think this goes?

Don't go just yet - it's not that late!

Fiona says that her new teaching job is going really well.

Her face went bright red with embarrassment.

How's the job going these days?

How far have we gone today?

How many of you actually went last week?

I'll have to go soon - was there anything else you wanted to talk about?

I've packed all my bags, and I'm ready to go .

I can't get the lawnmower to go .

I don't exactly remember how the song goes.

I dropped my watch, but it's still going.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ VERB

give

They go on and on that we must give them a go.

With another task force appointee, Spitzer gave it a go .

As you can try them with no effort whatsoever, give them a go .

Can you give it a go ?

You told me you're good at most sports, so you'd better just try and give it a go .

Only Everest eluded her, although she gave it a good go , twice.

But even at the grand old age of 28, he was keen to give it a go .

make

Now she was set to make a go of her programming business, and nothing was going to stop her.

The rest of the story is that my great-grandfather could never really make a go of his life after that.

Carol found herself wishing that Fred could make a go of something.

I keep expecting to hear you and Cora-Beth are making a go of it?

She just knew she could make a go of it!

He persuaded creditors to give him three years to make a go of the garden.

Discs realised maybe they could make a go of it.

want

Who would want to have a go at Oglethorpe?

They wanted to have a go at me.

I don't believe you wouldn't want a little go .

I don't want to have a go .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(be prepared to) go to the stake for/over sth

(go) back to the drawing board

Voters rejected the bridge expansion plan, so it's back to the drawing board for city engineers.

For San Jose, it was back to the drawing board.

So Superman, once the most recognized and revered hero in comic books, was sent back to the drawing board.

Sometimes, you also have to go back to the drawing board.

The Cta episode has therefore sent the whole idea of direct dating of petroglyphs back to the drawing board.

They must go back to the drawing board and review the whole of youth training.

They want to see the road plan sent back to the drawing board.

You also could go back to the drawing board with that budget, trying to reduce costs.

You have to discard the propeller engine and go back to the drawing board.

(go) hand in hand

Emotional thinking, the next step in emotional develop-ment, and attention also go hand in hand.

Most of us were born in captivity where domestication and maturation work hand in hand.

On the Internet modernity and pluralism go hand in hand.

Stars and superstition just seem to go hand in hand.

The child walking hand in hand with her father.

The rationality of faith goes hand in hand with the mystery of faith.

They go hand in hand because the momentum of population growth is so great.

This, their last wish, was respected, and George and Joseph went to meet their maker hand in hand.

(go) jump in a lake!

(go) out of business

But most analysts agree that many health insurance companies would be driven out of business .

Farmers and ranchers are still going out of business on the plains today.

If they were not, bird-watching and natural history museums would each go out of business .

It was assumed that I might well put a customer or two out of business .

Now that the war was over the Navy was, in effect, out of business , and it sought repossession.

Rather, the independent-minded newspapers believe that the government now wants to drive them out of business .

The advisory council goes out of business now, having delivered its long-awaited report.

The league was out of business after three seasons.

(right) from the word go

At the County Ground, the wolves were on the prowl right from the word go.

I knew it was a deliberate attempt from the word go to bring the band down.

In Damage, from Josephine Hart's novel, he gets more or less everything wrong from the word go.

It was a nightmare from the word go.

The marriage was a disaster from the word go, although I didn't realize this until it was all over.

They are reflexes built into the system from the word go.

(you) go, girl!

a going concern

Although its assets are notionally worth £10 billion, their market value as a going concern must be far less.

But you and I know the Soviet Union is a going concern.

In January 1987 she went to live in Tenerife and on 8 May 1987 she sold the business as a going concern.

Prides Hill Kennels was a going concern.

The company shall be presumed to be carrying on its business as a going concern.

The factors which, if present, indicate the transfer as a going concern largely relate to intangible assets.

The possibility that parts of the business could be sold off as a going concern should not be overlooked.

To tell her that she and Piers were now a going concern?

a little (of sth) goes a long way

A little ketchup goes a long way.

Clearly, a little imagination goes a long way.

Like a powerful adhesive, a little of it goes a long way.

all systems go

However, it was now all systems go for the future.

anything goes

Don't worry about what to wear - anything goes at Ben's parties.

With this season's fashions, anything goes.

But it's a case of when you're down, anything goes.

If anything goes wrong, she is there to alert the nurse.

In the end humans will not adopt libertarian, anything goes values.

The best thing about wraps is that anything goes.

The world is ending, so anything goes.

There is therefore the potential for personal distress if anything goes wrong.

Today almost anything goes as long as the right jacket is there to gull the public.

Whenever anything goes wrong, he blames it all on me.

as far as it goes

What Kroll said was accurate, as far as it goes.

My country has adopted individual rights in principle, but as far as it goes, it means men, not women.

That's as far as it goes with me.

That is encouraging as far as it goes.

This self-defense strategy is fine as far as it goes, but it addresses only half of the prevention equation.

Virtually all of it is right as far as it goes.

We push it as far as it goes.

bang goes sth

be five/six/seven etc months gone

be getting/be going nowhere fast

be going begging

be going great guns

It is going great guns with special lines, the Fortress Alarm and the upgraded, fancy number, the Citadel.

be going spare

So 10,000 posters are going spare , and the Tories are laughing.

be going strong

The program is 20 years old this month and is still going strong .

I told you I'd put things off until this practice is going strong .

Over at Half House the party was going strong .

We were going strong when the bedroom door opened.

When I'd washed up, the ebb was going strong again.

be gone

Look at Michelle - she's totally gone !

Even the corrals had weeds in them, because the horses were gone .

He did something unusual, but after 15 minutes he was gone .

Mrs Doran was gone , Elsie was dead.

One day, though, all this will be gone .

One more such blow, I thought, face down in the sand, and I am gone .

Ten minutes later Glover felt sure it would be all right if he looked to see if the chief was gone .

The next year they are gone .

Then there is a wail from ahead, a roar and a burst of light; the face is gone for ever.

be gone on sb

Arthur would be gone on the stroke of nine, and Ann too, if it was possible.

be good to go

"Do you have all the hiking gear?" "Yeah, I'm good to go."

I've got my shoes on and I'm good to go.

We just need to get you a pair of skis and you're good to go.

But if you're receiving money it would be better to go for the lump sum.

He wandered a bit, and when it grew dark, he decided that it would be best to go home.

If parking is difficult in a built-up area it may be better to go by public transport.

If we would not be better off, it might be better to go it alone.

It is best to go for fabrics which are stretch- and fade-resistant as well as stain- and mildew-resistant.

We decided it would be best to go straight away and travel overnight, with me and Richie sharing the driving.

be in raptures/go into raptures

be in service/go into service

be/come/go halfway to doing sth

be/go (out) on the razzle

be/go down with sth

I was having a really hard time and I went down with Isabel and my dad.

I went down with nothing but a. 45-caliber pistol and a flashlight.

Looking back, it seemed inevitable that Evelyn would go down with some sort of psychological trouble.

Mr Black paid them off on all the equipment which went down with it, but which I know was not destroyed.

Outside linebacker Mike Morton, making his first start since Rob Fredrickson went down with season-ending shoulder surgery, had eight tackles.

There was a sudden space when the man at Riven's shoulder went down with a cry.

These kids are 13, 14, and they wan na be down with somethin'.

Who knows what went down with them?

be/go on (the) record as saying (that)

be/go on the fritz

My TV is on the fritz .

Their appliances go on the fritz .

be/go on the prowl (for sth/sb)

be/go on the wagon

Sometimes I would go on the wagon for a few days then have a binge.

be/go round the bend

But if you are going round the bend and resist seeking any help you are deemed to be perfectly okay.

I go round the bend just looking after kids all day.

If you are known to be seeing a shrink you are deemed to be going round the bend .

be/go/keep on about sth

And they don't go on about his obvious flaws, like him being a doctor and having three dozen girlfriends.

Everyone goes on about Cher's dresses, showing her navel.

However, this is the party that goes on about unemployment as though it had a good record on unemployment.

It sounded stupid the way she went on about loving the sea.

It went on about 15 minutes too long.

The first I knew about it was Malcolm going on about rubber.

This made him wary as he went on about his chores and tried not to let Lucky see him.

Why do I go on about this, I wonder.

be/go/keep on at sb

A strike has been going on at the mine for over three months and the nine who died were all non-union men.

But what's going on at No. 4 and No. 8 are free rides, nothing less.

Funny stuff going on at the Olympics.

He had a bad leg and they kept on at him to hurry up.

I must say I was not totally happy about her going on at Yeo Davis, with me in the government.

Something must be going on at school.

There was some spitting going on at the end of the game.

You used to go on at me about getting out.

be/run/go counter to sth

A recipe would be counter to its nature.

It ran counter to the ideas most Christians had held for well over a thousand years.

It runs counter to his career-long concern with budget deficits.

They operate in a way which runs counter to the original purpose of creation.

This can apply to moral issues and anything which runs counter to the Bible's teaching.

This would run counter to the very informal information exchange that gives it meaning in this internal context.

While I did this, I was encouraging her to talk through opinions of her own that ran counter to these discussions.

blow/go hot and cold

Paula was going hot and cold by now.

She went hot and cold, dizzy with confusion.

Some of these young officers blow hot and cold.

come and go

A force that comes and goes depending on your motion.

As the New Year came and went, so did millions of resolutions to turn over a healthier leaf.

Certainly the various court officials who came and went didn't seem interested.

Generations of policemen have come and gone waiting for that mistake.

He wore a pale green business shirt, and his shave was absolutely perfect, even as midafternoon came and went.

Only this can explain to me why he comes and goes, comes and goes.

The girl was a good worker who came and went quietly about her business.

They each came and went as they pleased.

come/go along for the ride

I had nothing better to do, so I thought I'd go along for the ride .

But do members just go along for the ride ?

His pride would never let Olajuwon simply go along for the ride .

I was wondering if you fancied coming along for the ride .

I went along for the ride .

Lord knows where they're heading, but you really should go along for the ride .

Or she probably chose me for him and he just went along for the ride .

Other major players in the Las Vegas casino market came along for the ride .

The dancers were flown to Washington, with Talley Beatty going along for the ride .

come/go full circle

After the experiments of the 1960s, education has come full circle in its methods of teaching reading.

A manufacturer of sun care products has just issued a report showing that the view on tanning has come full circle .

Cross the Bahnhof bridge, and you will have come full circle back to the starting point.

In a way, we've almost come full circle back to what I was trained to do, which is teaching.

Only a classic endures, and sooner or later the fashion comes full circle .

So we have come full circle .

The neo-colonial wheel has almost come full circle .

Thus the research has come full circle .

Today, society has evolved and the wheel has come full circle .

come/go under the hammer

A collection of prints and paintings by Picasso came under the hammer at Sotheby's yesterday.

Three Renoir paintings will come under the hammer at Sotheby's in New York.

As for football, it also came under the hammer for the usual reasons.

Hundreds of items go under the hammer to save a medieval manor.

In 1972 it failed to reach reserve price when it came under the hammer at auction.

It was part of the contents of a unique toy museum in Buckinghamshire most of which came under the hammer today.

Read in studio A collection of battered old toys has come under the hammer at an auction today.

So that and nearly 500 other lots will go under the hammer at Sotherbys tomorrow.

The rest of his collection is going under the hammer .

They will go under the hammer at the London auctioneers Spink on 17 May.

come/go with the territory

I expected the criticism it comes with the territory when you're a public figure.

As economies mature, they say, economic slowdown comes with the territory .

Dealing with the guest who is in a delicate business situation or just a very bad mood all goes with the territory .

Death always went with the territory .

Human rights abuses go with the territory .

Most of us have been doing this for a long time, and it goes with the territory .

She just said she felt it went with the territory .

Some of this borderline recklessness goes with the territory .

The strain, the negativity, the isolation all came with the territory .

come/go/get along

Depending on the circumstances, I was willing to go along .

I went along the colonnade to the corner of the southern front of the house.

In the best programs, 3-and 4-year-olds learn social skills, how to share and get along .

Rashly volunteering to be a contestant, I went along the previous Saturday to practice.

She said she does not get along well with her children and can not get them to clean.

She wants to go along too.

The countries in the region do not want Kosovo independence, and Washington appears to go along with that view.

Why don't you ask Brenda and Belinda to come along to Friday meetings?

come/go/turn full circle

A manufacturer of sun care products has just issued a report showing that the view on tanning has come full circle.

Now his fortunes are poised to turn full circle again.

Now the pattern has turned full circle.

Only a classic endures, and sooner or later the fashion comes full circle.

The neo-colonial wheel has almost come full circle.

The wheel has turned full circle in the past 25 years.

Thus the research has come full circle.

Today, society has evolved and the wheel has come full circle.

could go either way

It could go either way, as we have seen in previous months of March.

M., still could go either way.

The latest opinion poll suggests the vote could go either way.

don't go mad

drop/go down like ninepins

Men and horses went down like ninepins before them, in a tangle of waving limbs, flailing hooves and broken lances.

easy come, easy go

get/go into a huddle

As each question is asked each team goes into a huddle and then writes down its answer.

As with the highly misleading phrase Stavrogin's Confession, critics and commentators behave as if they had got into a huddle .

The meeting was chaotic, but at the end Mr Williams went into a huddle with a group of hauliers.

They had gone into a huddle , obviously discussing their captives.

get/go nowhere

Flo has been looking for a job but has gotten nowhere .

But it's like digging in treacle - you get nowhere .

He's got nowhere to go but forward.

He goes nowhere in public without enough jewelry to supply a cotillion.

I ain't going nowhere near them.

I submit those stats and I get nowhere .

Indeed, the trading profit went nowhere in 2000.

Louis Cardinals out in Bloomington, and getting nowhere .

Still, the Raiders will go nowhere until they begin following the rules.

get/go/run through sth

go (right/clean) out of sb's mind

She said she was going out of her mind in California.

go (to) bye-byes

go Dutch (with sb)

It's good to go dutch on power.

go about your business

The street was filled with ordinary people going about their business .

He was indifferent to the attention he received, calmly going about his business , never using his influence to manipulate others.

Normally it went about its business either on foot or in an arabeah, the horse-drawn cab distinctive to the city.

Sara went about her business , more troubled than ever about Jenny's imminent arrival.

The 49ers are counting on Deese to epitomize that professionalism as he goes about his business with Smith.

They went about their business , expecting him to appear at any moment.

While Deion Sanders received most of the pre-game ballyhoo, his bookend Brown went about his business with little or no fanfare.

Yesterday, as the group of pickers went about their business , police said there had been no further incidents.

You have to laugh about it and go about your business .

go against the flow

go ahead

"Can I have the sports section?" "Yeah, go ahead , I've read it."

"Can I watch TV?'' "Sure, go ahead .''

"Do you mind if I use your phone?" "Not at all - go ahead ."

"Is it OK if I eat the last apple?" "Go right ahead ."

"Is it OK if I smoke?'' "Sure, go ahead .''

I'll go ahead and start the coffee.

If you want to take a shower, just go ahead and take one.

Even if Elizabeth went ahead and told Father, it was not certain that she would escape.

Factory owners tried to stop govt. from going ahead & passing Acts but could not stop them seeing.

I dared him to go ahead and do it.

If you decide not to go ahead , just return the Policy within 15 days.

If you want to buy a flamboyant pair of trousers, go ahead !

Look, so little is known about her, just go ahead and get all the research done now.

Reviews instances in which the Agency's activities have complicated matters or deterred developers from going ahead .

Sure, go ahead and buy a used car from Slipshod Acme car company.

go all the way (with sb)

A lower court forgave the debt, but the case went all the way to the Supreme Court.

But it was touch and go all the way .

If you went all the way across the Lake of Dreams you'd end up in the Lake of Death.

Imagine going all the way to Inverness for a pint of milk ... Maybe that was for the cat, too.

She is very tough mentally and determined and should go all the way to a medal.

The chair went all the way back, folded out, so his feet were out.

The sun went all the way down and I was standing in the purple darkness.

go ape

Joe went ape when he found out.

go apeshit

Four Negro GIs went apeshit striking matches on sleek bottoms.

Ricky would go apeshit if anything happened to Wayne.

go astray

The form you mailed must have gone astray .

The street is filled with teenagers who have gone astray .

I enclose a copy in case the original has gone astray .

It could be that fewer of those bright ideas will go astray .

It wasn't too windy, but windy enough to cause the occasional shot to go astray .

Perhaps the most famous example of a re-creation gone astray took place in July 1989.

She knew the long list of silver almost by heart and counted it monthly that nothing might go astray .

The problem is sometimes that parts go astray , which makes it impossible to reassemble the file.

To stop Tootle from going astray , the townspeople get together and conceive ofa clever plan, in which they all participate.

We should not be comforted by allowing ourselves to regard Noam Friedman et al. as disturbed individuals who have gone astray .

go awry

Your best financial plans can sometimes go awry .

But part of its appeal, too, is a description of many translations gone awry .

If something goes awry , like a Cabinet revolt, the government falls and new elections are held.

It solaced him to know that he had an alternate plan if things went awry .

Nightmare wore off somewhat during the day, but still feel things have gone awry since the weekend.

She had done her utmost to excite, please, soothe, serve; yet everything had gone awry .

Sweet expectancy appeared on the young faces in the children's band and the music went awry .

Their policies on devolution seemed to be going awry .

go ballistic

go bananas

Dad will go bananas when he sees this.

Roy's customers think the council has gone bananas .

Victor will go bananas , and Rachel will think I got laid.

go bang

I won't go banging on about the open fireplace again, but to my mind that was certainly one of them.

go beetroot

go belly up

Tim's business went belly up in 1993.

Cooke won a settlement so big that the label went belly up.

Lehman Brothers eventually went belly up.

Two small boys trapped a crab, repeatedly poking it with a stick until it went belly up and played dead.

go berserk

She went berserk and began shouting at everybody on the platform.

The guy just went totally berserk and started hitting me.

When they tried to arrest him, he suddenly went berserk .

But eight days after this fire went berserk , there are no serious injuries.

But then Munter goes over the edge, sounding like a Weight Watchers leader gone berserk .

Converse was commencing another glide when Smitty went berserk .

He offered to show me, but Alain nearly went berserk and then we got interrupted.

He wasn't proud of the ability to go berserk because it meant loss of control.

No, I was a sort of insane ghetto personality who got off on the written word, and went berserk .

On the table in the front of the room was a telephone, which rang whenever the bond market went berserk .

She's probably lived such a repressed life she goes berserk when she comes out to the West Indies.

go blank

I just went blank and couldn't remember his name for a minute.

Suddenly the screen went blank .

I remember standing there getting red in the face and my mind going blank .

It was as if his mind had gone blank or had become a golden mind, as Larry's had.

Mine start when I go blank .

My mind went blank with grief and despair.

The screen went blank , unlike his mind.

We sat beside him and encouraged him when he stumbled or went blank .

When she asked Karen a question, even though Karen knew the answer her mind immediately went blank .

Why then do their minds go blank as soon as they turn over the question paper?

go blue

Celia came down holding the baby, who had gone blue and stopped breathing.

Do not put the bandage on too tight or you may find your fingers or toes going blue through lack of circulation.

I could have threatened to hold my breath until I went blue .

Strictly speaking, yes, it would tend to go blue ever so slightly.

The baby boy went blue after his lungs became blocked.

You rolled around, went blue and your eyes shot up into your head.

go broke

A lot of small businesses went broke during the recession.

And once you have so many farmers going broke , the ripple effect starts.

Bethlehem went broke a year later, but a reissue set appeared 20 years later.

He could also go broke - last year, farm incomes fell by 25 percent.

Mr Menem applied such nonsense in the state of La Rioja, where he is governor; it has gone broke .

Ninety-nine out of a hundred wildcatters went broke or crazy or both and abandoned their last asteroid with the equipment in situ.

Project the numbers forward and government simply goes broke .

They are delightful students, but we take them because we'd go broke if we didn't.

Two retiring Republican senators warned their fellow lawmakers Tuesday that they need to fix the Social Security system before it goes broke .

go bust

About 60,000 business go bust each year in the United States.

Most of the steel factories around here went bust in the 1980s.

The supermarket isn't there any more. They went bust ages ago.

But when the Thatcher boom went bust Sugar's business declined with it - and so did Amstrad's market rating.

Even when certain licensed dealers have survived, the firms in which they were making markets have gone bust .

His haulage business went bust and he owes £120,000 on a semi in New Denham, Bucks, now worth only £80,000.

I think I fancy a well-paid job with a firm that won't go bust .

Last year they faced uncertainty over their jobs when the Lewis's group went bust and called in the receivers.

Now the process has reached crisis point: the organization is about to go bust .

Then it really went bust , flat, dead bust, in the l920s.

When competitors pull out, get taken over or go bust , fares go up.

go by the board

And because the domestic style was unsuited to amplified discourse, the domestic rules of politeness also went by the board .

Health, education, transport and other welfare spending goes by the board .

Meanwhile, there are other niceties that have simply gone by the board in certain aspects of management life.

Moral standards go by the board in an atmosphere that seems generated purely for the above purposes.

Scientific batsmanship goes by the board .

Their principles have gone by the board .

We had 100 people in the retail home delivery, but that was going by the boards by then.

We used to play golf, but went by the board when he moved.

go by the rulebook

go camping

Scouts frequently go hiking and camping .

And people living at Simonds Yat in Gloucestershire want to know why Hanger was allowed out of the jail to go camping .

Einar always had his car when we went camping .

There, they rehearsed, improvised, went camping and played, with Williams becoming one of the boys.

They have this experience, and then they can go camping on their own.

You remember Miranda when we went camping ?

go cap in hand (to sb)

Advertisers used to go to museums, cap in hand, to ask permission to use a painting for an advertisement.

go commando

go crazy

I didn't need to go crazy .

My boss told me to leave, and 1 went crazy .

The Star Council had gone crazy .

The world was going crazy and, or so it seemed, Trumptonshire would have none of it.

They went crazy , making all that money.

To have it happen here, see the fans go crazy .

You go crazy with the frustration and throw a bad punch and take his counter in your mouth or solar plexus.

You have to maintain a balance or else you go crazy .

go down a treat

It seems to be going down a treat .

It went down a treat with the matrons in safe seats like South-west Surrey.

go down a/this road

They mustn't go down this road again, it could only lead to disaster.

go down like a lead balloon

go down the Swanee

go down the pan

The Mimosa is going down the pan faster than Dynorod could.

go down the plughole

go down the tubes

The who experiment could go down the tubes .

go downhill

After he lost his job, things went downhill .

I said I didn't like baseball, and the interview went downhill from then on.

Moving in together was a mistake, and things rapidly went downhill .

When things started to go downhill , Kyle began looking for another job.

After that, things started to go downhill .

Cruel observers may remark that he's been going downhill ever since.

Life seems to have gone downhill since the younger one was born.

Monta o accuses the city of deliberately forcing the neighborhood to go downhill , the better to justify a future land grab.

The evening had gone downhill since she asked about the coat.

The whole thing is going downhill .

Things have been going downhill since the kitchen help moved into the classroom.

You feel the situation is going downhill .

go easy on sb

Go easy on Peter - he's having a hard time at school.

After that, go easy on salty foods such as crisps, bacon, cheese and salted nuts.

And go easy on the sugar, salt and alcohol.

Fred must go easy on his eyes.

He seemed to thrive under prison conditions, which caused the emperors to suspect their guards of going easy on the prisoner.

We can go easy on him with the questions, but I want Nate to be impressed.

We went easy on Baker and gave him the benefit of the doubt.

go easy on/with sth

Go easy on the cheese - it has a lot of fat.

After that, go easy on salty foods such as crisps, bacon, cheese and salted nuts.

And go easy on the sugar, salt and alcohol.

Fred must go easy on his eyes.

He seemed to thrive under prison conditions, which caused the emperors to suspect their guards of going easy on the prisoner.

We can go easy on him with the questions, but I want Nate to be impressed.

We went easy on Baker and gave him the benefit of the doubt.

go figure

"He didn't even leave a message." "Go figure ."

go fly a kite

And, let's go fly a kite.

go for broke

Jacobsen went for broke on the last nine holes and won the tournament.

In games, I usually go for broke . 12.

So he felt free to go for broke .

So, Major may be going for broke by breaking with precedent.

This is not a show you can skimp on, and thankfully director Damian Cruden goes for broke .

go for the jugular

A harsher critic would have gone for the jugular and claimed that this was a blunt reiteration of those dormant adolescent prejudices.

And not that many women really feel comfortable going for the jugular .

go forward to/into

Finally she left her seat and went forward to accept the Lord, leaving her Bible on the seat.

Lily went forward to the wings and looked at the set.

Quietly she went forward to the edge of the trees.

Rex must have gone forward to deal with the foresail.

Smiling shyly, she went forward to meet them.

Trent gathered it and wrapped it with ties to the boom before going forward to raise the storm jib.

When, later in the service, she went forward to accept the Lord, what did she think she was accepting?

go from bad to worse

The rail service has gone from bad to worse since it was privatised.

The schools have gone from bad to worse in this area.

Things went from bad to worse, and soon the pair were barely talking to each other.

As 1931 went from bad to worse the possibility of another marriage began to seem her best hope of salvation.

It went from bad to worse as the heavens opened and turned the circuit into one huge puddle.

Matters continued to go from bad to worse.

Matters went from bad to worse.

On Ithaca, the island where his home was, things had gone from bad to worse.

That they are going from bad to worse.

go from bad to worse

As 1931 went from bad to worse the possibility of another marriage began to seem her best hope of salvation.

It went from bad to worse as the heavens opened and turned the circuit into one huge puddle.

Matters continued to go from bad to worse .

Matters went from bad to worse .

On Ithaca, the island where his home was, things had gone from bad to worse .

That they are going from bad to worse .

go from strength to strength

As these events were unfolding we were finding that our Partnership's lifestyle magazines were going from strength to strength.

But now they have gone, the story line has gone from strength to strength.

On its own terms, meanwhile, the new philology went from strength to strength.

Ride are just going from strength to strength - one of the bands that are really cutting through at the moment.

The railcoaches however, went from strength to strength and became the work-horses of the Blackpool system.

We can't help but go from strength to strength.

While the company goes from strength to strength, the union claims, its employees are losing out.

go fuck yourself/himself/themselves etc

go funny

And his eyes went funny just as he was about to change personalities.

I tend to sit there going funny colours.

My eyes go funny after a bit, so I look at summat else.

Then came the road where her knees went funny .

go halves (on sth)

Do you want to go halves on a pizza?

He generously agrees to go halves on you.

She'd promised to go halves with him if he got anywhere in his negotiations.

go halves (with sb)

go haywire

My computer has gone haywire again.

And consider buying the same set-up as a friend so you have some one to lean on when things go haywire .

Everything would go haywire if he saw her.

If something goes haywire , it should be fairly easy to isolate the offending software.

Until recently geophysicists thought that at this low point the magnetic field would also go haywire .

When compression software really goes haywire , you can lose everything on your hard disk.

With khaki behind the counter, the prices went haywire .

go head to head with sb

Jim finally went head to head with his boss.

go hog wild

go hot and cold

Paula was going hot and cold by now.

She went hot and cold, dizzy with confusion.

go hungry

Families went hungry , lost nine months of income, and for what, really?

Frankie had learned to prepare in advance for those days and nights when he might otherwise go hungry .

It was a compulsion I'd starved for, and even if I never went hungry again I would feel that compulsion for ever.

Many people had lost everything they owned in the floods and many were now going hungry , he said.

Most of the 300,000 people live off the land and no one has gone hungry .

No-one is allowed to go hungry .

She has never gone hungry , suffered horrible illness or seen some one she loves die.

Without welfare benefits, many may become homeless, others will go hungry .

go hunting

And there were many who wondered why Holy Trinity had to go hunting for causes so far from home.

Just like humans, they go hunting with their blowpipes and they erect snares and traps in the jungle.

Oh my, I think we're going hunting .

Rufus told himself now was no time to go hunting for libraries, he would go home first.

Sumal, her sister, who was not at all beautiful, dressed like a man and loved to go hunting .

The group members then went hunting for another buyer, finally persuading media giant Gannett Co. to buy their option.

We hunted only a few times but by the end I knew I would never go hunting again.

go in (at) one ear and out (at) the other

It goes in one ear and out the other.

go into overdrive/be in overdrive

go into reverse/put sth into reverse

go it alone

After years of working for a big company, I decided to go it alone .

Sayles hasn't regretted his decision to go it alone as a filmmaker.

The response to our proposal was lukewarm, so we felt we had to go it alone .

When it comes to parenthood, more and more women are deciding to go it alone .

As much as he can, he tries to go it alone .

But County Auctions, a big operation with centres at Wooler and Newcastle, was always likely to go it alone .

Do not try to go it alone - everything you do will be enhanced by the company of another.

He knew that each brought something important to the relationship, but that neither could go it alone .

If we would not be better off, it might be better to go it alone .

Many of them do not have the capital or a big enough infrastructure to go it alone , he said.

No single community could go it alone .

That was when Brian decided to go it alone , sourcing the units and adapting them himself.

go live

Before you rush to subscribe, however, it's only the phone arm of the service that has gone live .

Care management goes live in April 1993 but is still poorly rehearsed and its performance may yet disappoint.

On 12 January the Midland electrification between Luton and Bedford went live in preparation for driver-only training. 1982.

The new site was due to go live at the end of June and promised new personalisation features.

The new system went live earlier this year.

The service, CallNet0800, goes live on 1 November.

Undeterred, Gandhi declared he would go live in a hut in the untouchable quarter.

We went live on air by telephone for about ten minutes, at about 8.25 am.

go loopy

go mental

Back home, the missus is going mental and your dinner's in the dustbin.

We're at the same position here as we were when we were selling out Harlow Square with the audience going mental .

go native

Austen has been living in Papua New Guinea so long he's gone native .

There would be no going native at Zhanjiang.

go nuts

But a man could go nuts sitting around wondering about what might happen.

Every time Greene did something he went nuts , throwing his body around the field like a one-man Mardi Gras.

It was pure magic and Philadelphia fans went nuts .

Most of the walls are really light panels, so we don't go nuts from the dark.

My classmate and I thought he had gone nuts .

So don't go nuts - use those leftovers in the following recipes.

The fans go nuts , stomping so loudly that they drown out the announcer.

What if this man of yours just went nuts for no reason at all?

go off at a tangent

As for going off at tangents , my dear, I do it myself, hormone balance not withstanding.

Loretta's mind went off at a tangent .

go off at the deep end

go off half cocked

go off the boil

Even extortion has gone off the boil .

I knew as soon as I wrote it down I'd go off the boil .

Now it appears to have gone off the boil .

The second series really went off the boil because there was much more emphasis on the woman lawyer.

We're letting the kettle go off the boil .

go off the rails

But it was the news pages that had really gone off the rails .

Has something gone off the rails here?

Things started to go off the rails , however, with the Fiat Multipla.

go on forever

The train just seemed to go on forever .

go on the block

go on the offensive

But before Adamowski could get his campaign under way, Daley threw him off balance by going on the offensive .

Hastily revising his plans for my career, he settled us into our Cape Cod retreat and went on the offensive .

If she could find somewhere dry, she would be able to go on the offensive .

So she did not need to go on the offensive and was not required to fight.

Temperamentally unsuited for compromise, Tatum went on the offensive .

When the Government hinted darkly about a privacy bill in the wake of the Mellor affair, MacKenzie went on the offensive .

go one better (than sb)

Beth Wolff, president of her own residential real estate company, likes to go one better .

But even if Forbes loses his quest for the Republican presidential nomination, he may still go one better than his father.

Ford went one better and put 60 two-stroke Fiestas on the roads.

Laker's return of 9 for 37 was outstanding, but he was to go one better when the Aussies followed on.

Like an aphid, then, the caterpillar employs ants as bodyguards, but it goes one better .

She goes one better than last year.

The Bristol & West have now gone one better than the standard endowment mortgage.

They have followed each other up the ladder, but whenever he has reached the same rung she has gone one better .

go out (of) the window

Also by definition, of course, the conventional measures of company valuation went out of the window .

But that system has long since gone out the window .

Design faults meant that each new station required major alterations; any hope of a production line quickly went out the window .

Douglas went out the window when they turned on him.

If they are barred from this, cost control could go out of the window .

Once they sniffed victory caution went out of the window .

Regular-season stuff goes out the window .

When it hit, tradition went out the window , taking with it a great many careers.

go out of your mind

I'm with the kids all day, and I'm starting to feel like I'm losing my mind .

If I have to wait in one more line, I'm going to go out of my mind .

She said she was going out of her mind in California.

go out of your way to do sth

Jennifer knew what a difficult time I was having, and went out of her way to be friendly.

They went out of their way to make me feel welcome.

When Annie arrived, Harriman went out of his way to make life pleasant for her.

And the recording industry is going out of its way to help.

How to be compassionate to their pain and go out of their way to help them?

Neither do they go out of their way to look for targets, human or otherwise.

So empty, in fact, that the United States seemed to go out of its way to insult Ismail.

This is the second time to-night she has gone out of her way to be sensitive to Oregon.

To register his annoyance, he seemed to go out of his way to ignore us.

We are going out of our way to help him with it.

go over sb's head

The more emotional scenes go right over the kids' heads .

Are we going to get Blagg or do we go over your head ?

Could he go over the heads of Congress and get the country behind him?

He says that the bid is hostile because it goes over the heads of the directors.

His enormous arm went over Rory's head , the empty pint pot hanging in the smoke above the counter.

Mrs Singh seemed to be listening intently but I guess that a lot of what was being said went over her head .

They worried that the experienced subordinate would go over their head and gain support from their superiors.

go overboard

Don't you think you went a little overboard on the decorations?

Although Levin sometimes goes overboard with jokes, his breezy, slightly irreverent tone is a welcome one.

I decided to go overboard with processors and connected three digital multi-effects units and a mono delay.

It was feared he'd gone overboard and air and sea search was launched.

My problem is, I have a tendency to go overboard with compliments.

Then more cans of the gas, so carefully loaded the day before, went overboard .

They were to stay on the alert for any soldier unlucky enough to go overboard .

You are demonstrating to them how to recognize, name and communicate their feelings without going overboard .

go pear-shaped

Meg plays Alice, a cheerful hippy in the minutes before everything goes pear-shaped .

go phut

I tried to do a tree too but the shaving foam went phut and I realized I'd used it all up.

go piss up a rope!

go postal

go potty

Do you have to go potty ?

go public

Several biotech companies went public this year.

The chairman didn't want to go public with the information.

After going public at 28, Netscape closed the year at 139.

In most cases, though, prices head south as soon as they've gone public .

In the last three months of 1990, the Tribune Company recorded its first quarterly loss since going public in 1983.

Most had by then gone public , but still controlled their firms.

One of the changes was establishing a partnership committee to evaluate whether to go public .

Police went public after police cars were rammed and officers injured.

The stock, accounting for splits since the firm went public in 1986, has appreciated by 340 percent.

What better time is there to go public ?

go sb's way

go shopping

I'm going shopping now. Do you want anything?

Let's meet in town. We can have lunch and go shopping .

And if she was staying she had to go shopping for groceries.

Arrange to go shopping with a resident who wants to buy new clothes.

By going shopping Mr Azcárraga has followed fashion.

Governments measure inflation by going shopping .

Richard and I go shopping on Castro Street.

This was the case when Chavez decided to go shopping in Tampa.

When it goes shopping for fresh solutions, the open organization ought to be looking for a good fit and durability.

When she went shopping to the town she wore a long, voluminous, dark-grey cloak of which she was very proud.

go short (of sth)

But Jude is used to going short of beauty sleep-although it doesn't show.

Debbie's husband would have cared if he had gone short , oh yes.

More of the world-beating copies are on sale today in areas that went short .

Since these are fairly cheap to buy and easy to prepare, the elderly rarely go short of them.

So whether you're visiting Perth or Penzance, you need never go short of cash.

That would make it extremely painful to have gone short of sterling in the past few days.

The stroke went short and choppy.

You haven't gone short of food, that's obvious.

go so far/as far as to do sth

go some way towards doing sth

But Mala had gone some way towards the opposite.

Funding for public works, including community-based arts projects, went some way towards alleviating mass unemployment.

However, the Commission has recently issued a notice which goes some way towards defining the elements of them.

It is proposed that hypertext systems go some way towards providing students with alternative structures for organizing their knowledge of electronic publishing.

Most of the old great Elf towns date from this period and it goes some way towards accounting for their remoteness.

The theory also goes some way towards answering the question of why people speak indirectly.

This goes some way towards typing the organism causing the disease.

Will he go some way towards reviewing the process?

go south

After four years, their relationship began to go south .

Arthur chose Brewyn, a man he could be certain of, then went south to Caerleon well content.

But first he wanted to go south .

His playing time evaporated until just before the break and his numbers also went south .

I must get to the station, go south again.

If so, go south about three miles to Bunker Hill Road.

Motorola stock has been going south since it reached a record 82 1 / 2 last Sept. 29.

The Marauders going south to play football?

go spare

I often ring at this time of the night for a chat, it helps to stop me from going spare .

Mrs Mangle would be mortified, Harold horrified ... and Scott would go spare .

One spare nut on a table may not seem much of an asset, but 10,000 nuts going spare are a liability.

So 10,000 posters are going spare , and the Tories are laughing.

go stag

go steady (with sb)

I could really go for him in a big way, but he's going steady with the staff nurse on Rainbow.

If you can't, it's as well you're not going steady .

Maybe they don't talk about going steady any more, he thought.

Somehow, the mention of marriage has strained even the sweet pleasure we found in going steady .

Tell her you needed time with the idea of going steady , and you need time with this.

go stellar

go straight

He's been going straight for about six months now.

Tony's been trying to go straight for about six months.

You can't expect these people to go straight when no one's ever going to give them a job.

He has been born into this world and gone straight to hell.

He went straight up to Oxford Street and bought a tracksuit.

It was some time before they were able to leave the hospital, and they went straight to Jack's barn.

Job cuts are already being made and newly-qualified nurses are going straight on the dole.

Left to our own devices, we Wobegonians go straight for the small potatoes.

When she came back she avoided his look and went straight to a small table next to the stove.

go swimmingly

Everything had been going swimmingly only a moment before.

Things were going swimmingly , what with remarkably honest plumbers, electricians and carpenters fixing up my new home.

go the way of all flesh

go the whole hog

And when you've claimed that much land, why not go the whole hog and put a roof over it as well.

Are they about kissing, petting or going the whole hog, as one might say?

Brailsford was one of the few popular frontists prepared to go the whole hog and accept this.

He reckoned now he was in, he might as well go the whole hog.

Mortified by the twist in his sobriety, George decided to go the whole hog and join the Total Abstinence Society.

Taking a deep breath we elected to go the whole hog and print 16 pages.

The Siemens display goes the whole hog.

You could hire taxis, or go the whole hog and hire a chauffeur-driven car for the day.

go through fire (and water) (for sb)

I would have gone through fire for Peter Docherty.

go through the floor

In the past few years, stock prices have gone through the floor .

Last year, sales went through the floor .

go through the mill

Busiack has been through the mill with these federal investigators.

Part of the Council's records-base is going through the mill of privatisation.

We went through the mill together, Franklin.

go through the motions (of doing sth)

But the picking up strikes a chord and going through the motions always works.

Everybody said the right thing; everybody went through the motions the way they should.

Still others go through the motions but without any real desire to improve the relationship.

The authorities occasionally go through the motions of clamping down.

To Harry, Jack looked like a man going through the motions .

Too many students are going through the motions without any significant engagement in learning.

We just give up and go through the motions and we let our negativity harden inside us.

You can go through the motions .

go through the roof

Following news of increased profits, the company's share price went through the roof .

Put that back before Dad sees you and hits the roof !

Sales of Ray-Ban sunglasses went through the roof after Tom Cruise wore them in 'Risky Business'.

And the price is going through the roof .

He could predict business to go through the roof .

Inflation had accelerated and commodity prices had gone through the roof .

No wonder inflation is going through the roof and our environment ends up choked with litter.

Sales of those products went through the roof .

The second day went through the roof with a whopping 573,604.

They criticise the poll tax, but when they were in office the rates went through the roof .

go through the wringer

His ex-wife really put Barry through the wringer .

Before being reunited with his 14-year-old wife and baby, Pedro Sotelo went through the wringer Thursday.

go through your paces

At times his voice went through its paces almost independently of the sense.

Most of the students are satisfied eating and watching Reed go through her paces , with very few questions asked.

Slaven went through his paces as the club announced a sell-out for the March 4 first leg at Ayresome Park.

The crowd at Colvin Run Mill watched raptly as the nine black company members and their white commander went through their paces .

go through/over sth with a fine-tooth comb

go to bat for sb

Rene went to bat for me with the director and I ended up getting the part.

go to earth

All the village had gone to earth .

He'd go to earth and stay there till dark.

Not much doubt he slipped in there and went to earth in the shed, for some purpose of his own.

go to ground

After flying into a military airport in a private jet, he went to ground .

Also they are very severe on the second man going to ground .

I'd gone to ground so the culprit could not have known of my presence.

Let any crook try to find me, I said to myself, when I go to ground in Uulaa-la.

The dead man's brother has gone to ground .

go to hell and back

go to hell in a handbasket

The education system in this state has gone to hell in a handbasket.

go to hell!

Don't answer the phone - he can go to hell !

go to law

At the time, she was intending to go to law school with a view to taking over her father's law firm.

I might go to law school next year, and I wanted to find out if I liked it.

Indeed, they are going to law school, too.

Merrill plans to work for a year, perhaps abroad, and then go to law school.

So the museum has gone to law to get the pictures back.

So we've been left with no other avenue but to go to law .

Well, what else could I do with a history and humanities interest outside of teach or go to law school?

When I go to law schools to speak, I recognize them immediately.

go to pieces

I was so nervous in my driving test I just went to pieces .

Keeping busy was the only thing that kept her from going to pieces during the divorce.

When they lost the family business, Liz went to pieces .

He was going to pieces inside, just as Lorton intended, and he didn't like it.

I almost went to pieces in that room.

It seems he goes to pieces in a crisis, then.

That's perhaps why things began to go to pieces when the boy was born.

The ship broke in half, tumbled over the precipice, and went to pieces .

With their old taboos discredited, they immediately go to pieces , disintegrate, and become re-sorts of vice and disease.

go to pot

My God, they've really let the house go to pot .

Birth then becomes difficult and painful and, of course, the economics of the whole operation goes to pot .

Her relationship with the boy has gone to pot lately.

Many people's good intentions go to pot as Ian Cocking does the work virtually single handed.

Montreal was powdering its face and putting on lipstick while infrastructure was going to pot .

The foundry was allowed to go to pot in the seventies and Pringle's started purchasing from outside suppliers.

There was another moneymaking scheme gone to pot .

This whole village has gone to pots .

go to press

The May issue was ready to go to press when the magazine closed down.

Although correct at the time of going to press , the programme is subject to amendment.

As we went to press more than 200,000 copies had already been sold.

At the time this book was going to press , I had not yet been able to undertake further investigations.

Ed - Sorry the photos were not available at time of going to press due to Christmas printing deadlines.

However, as we went to press they were still sorting out what stays and what goes.

Prices correct at time of going to press .

The only way he could improve its impact was to wait for exactly the right moment to go to press .

go to rack and ruin

He's let his father's old house go to rack and ruin.

It seems that the government is prepared to let all our hospitals and schools go to rack and ruin.

The old farmhouse had gone to rack and ruin.

First they let the house go to rack and ruin, then the garden; now they were sheltering hippies.

Yet the truth of it was that the estates were going to rack and ruin.

go to sb's head

Dave really let his promotion go to his head .

The wine went straight to my head .

A rush of blood went to Rosheen's head as the infection he had implanted did its work.

At ten o'clock they went to the tunnel head .

He went to the head in the middle of the night to study the fluid, a dreadful yellowish drip.

I think your Nobel Prize has gone to your head .

Production went to his head and thrilled his sleepless nerves like liquor or women on a Saturday night.

She was a looker, that one, and I guess it went to her head .

They were floundering chest-deep, and Riven went to Madra's head , helping to hold it above the water.

go to sleep

Are you two going to stop talking and go to sleep ?

Can you stop leaning on me please? My arm's gone to sleep .

He lay on the sofa and pretended to go to sleep .

I looked over at Dave, but he had gone to sleep .

If I wake up in the night, it takes me ages to go back to sleep .

Every time I go to sleep I don't know what's gon na happen.

He went to sleep as he stood there, clutching his glass, his forehead resting on the windowpane.

I did just as he suggested, and put the note in his mailbox that night, and went to sleep .

I read and went to sleep .

Oh, you did not go to sleep as directed, at eight?

The man stepped back into the centre of the circle, and seemed almost to go to sleep .

They did not expect to get home, says the poet; still, they went to sleep .

You go upstairs and read Campbell a story before she goes to sleep .

go to some/great/any lengths (to do sth)

Both want to steal the show and they are going to great lengths to do it.

Dealers, sometimes surreptitiously encouraged by their firms, would go to great lengths to extract information from employees of rival firms.

Furthermore, bats go to great lengths to avoid confrontations with people.

George Bush went to great lengths to keep out of his way on the campaign trail.

The Medieval church went to some lengths to specify the roles of particular stones in religious imagery.

When uninterrupted by unforeseen or unrecognized obstacles, parents will go to great lengths to provide these advantages for their children.

Who knows whether Oppenheimer went to any lengths to find anyone who had anything good to say about Stewart.

Yet Phillips climbed the wall anyway, went to great lengths to hurt his ex-girlfriend.

go to the bad

go to the country

And yet Callaghan very nearly did go to the country late in 1978.

Attlee went to the country over the issue and lost the general election of October 1951.

I've had my orders. l m going to the country for a while, to merry Mytchett Place.

Individuals possess conveyances to go to the country .

So, anyway, I went to the country .

So, it should strike while the iron is hot and go to the country as soon as possible.

go to the devil!

go to the ends of the earth

Brad would go to the ends of the earth to make his wife happy.

go to the mat (for sb/sth)

go to the polls

The people of Houston will go to the polls next week to elect a new mayor.

We're trying to encourage young people to go to the polls .

With only two days left before France goes to the polls , all parties are campaigning hard.

A week after that, three big Midwestern states hold primaries, and on March 26, Californians go to the polls .

As they go to the polls the voters know what package of compromises they are voting for.

If so, on past form only a third of the electorate will bother to go to the polls .

In June 1983, Margaret Thatcher went to the polls for the second time.

Next week, they go to the polls in a presidential election that should indicate where their sympathies lie.

Republican voters will go to the polls for four hours to select the first batch of delegates of the presidential primary season.

So people go to the polls convinced their only choice is the lesser of two evils.

This Tuesday, August 5, voters will go to the polls to accept or reject the proposed charter.

go to the toilet

Encourage those who are mobile to go to the toilet on their own.

I couldn't be bothered to go to the toilet and they always came and changed me.

I really needed to go to the toilet , but that meant walking past them on to the other side of the hall.

Over the next day and a half she only left the room twice to go to the toilet .

The old man got up to go to the toilet again.

Then, next time you go to the toilet , try this stop test half way through emptying your bladder.

go to the wall

He's not a candidate that Democrats would go to the wall for.

High interest rates will force many businesses to go to the wall .

Over 300 small firms have gone to the wall in the past year.

In the first six months of this year nearly 30,000 small firms went to the wall - a third up on 1991.

It would be a tragic loss to theatre if such an important organisation were to go to the wall .

Quickly he went to the wall safe at the far end of the room and touched the combination.

Small livestock farmers have gone to the wall in their thousands.

Some farmers did go to the wall , but far fewer than predicted.

The trades unionist suspects that in competitive capitalism the weak go to the wall .

Those who could stand the pace flourished; those who could not went to the wall .

go to town (on sth)

Sandy went to town on the displays.

Bénéteau went to town in their usual impressive way; it is, after all, their home patch.

Bury that snout in Haagen-Dasz and go to town !

In the United States of the early 1940s, women still donned hats and gloves to go to town .

Over another cup of coffee we made plans to go to town .

This month he goes to town on forms.

When we used to go to town he used to get her out and carry her.

Windows give you a chance to go to town .

go to waste

Don't let all this food go to waste .

If no one else wants this, I'll eat it -- I hate to see good food go to waste .

Local produce often goes to waste because people prefer to buy imported food.

We can't let all our hard work go to waste .

And all that effort went to waste .

Every part of the animal was used and nothing went to waste .

However, they needn't go to waste .

I hate to see them go to waste .

I still had tickets to use for this season, and now those will just go to waste .

Oh, no, she resolved, not twice; she wasn't going to waste another year of her life!

She wasn't going to waste her strength.

Unfortunately, most of these useful and innovative ideas go to waste without investigation.

go too far

Investors are concerned that real estate inflation has gone too far .

The court ruled that the police went too far when they handcuffed Rooney to a chair.

Has he gone too far out of bounds to get back on course?

I can only hope I am proved wrong: things have gone too far to turn back the tide.

She would make sure she did not go too far , or too soon.

Surely a barber didn't hold his client in this way, was he perhaps going too far ?

Their elders in Linea 13 try to keep them from going too far .

They never went too far out.

They want to go too far .

We have already gone too far .

go trick or treating

go underground

Denkins went underground to escape police.

A few days later, Valenzuela went underground .

But some of the activity has gone underground .

Delvalle went underground but continued to be recognized by the United States.

Fresh air bases were set up in Bank Mine and a team of brave and dedicated doctors went underground to assist.

If company policies are too stringent or punitive, couples simply go underground .

Instead of changing its policies, however, the government went underground .

Like the Sleepers of Ephesus, ideas go underground for a few centuries to re-emerge when times are more propitious.

The redevelopment proposals put forward for the site at first envisaged that all the shopping should go underground .

go unpunished

Before 1870, a husband could legally go unpunished for beating his wife.

Guards involved in drug deals went unpunished .

Hate crimes will not be tolerated and will not go unpunished .

At this point in development, children typically believe that a lie is wrong even if it goes unpunished .

But no good deed goes unpunished in noire crime stories.

In Port-au-Prince there are fears that Dominique's murder, like the deaths of so many others, will go unpunished .

It looked a harsh decision, especially when the referee allowed late tackles to go unpunished .

Middlesex have twice had to carpet Ramprakash this season after astonishing flare-ups and another incident went unpunished .

Numerous violations of constitutional rights went unpunished during the thirties.

Of course, when it comes to oligarchies and bureaucracies, no good deed goes unpunished .

Your pride won't go unpunished .

go up in flames/burst into flames

go up in smoke

After Warrington they've got to be careful or we might be blown up in smoke .

Before she could throw the water into the wastepaper basket, the reports had gone up in smoke .

For the yards owner, it was 25 years of work up in smoke .

If so, what happens when Buckingham Palace, Sandringham or Balmoral go up in smoke ?

Its mosque went up in smoke .

Such deliberation, while the youth of Britain were liable to go up in smoke , outraged many.

That's well over £5,000 up in smoke - or, to be exact, an average £44.66 a month.

Three hundred tons of freshly harvested hay and straw went up in smoke .

go up/come down in the world

go walkabout

I thought I'd just go walkabout and see what I can dig up.

Our man's gone walkabout for reasons of his own.

Prunella was right - why the fuss just because Blythe had gone walkabout ?

You know that when a black fella dies the whole family moves out of the house and goes walkabout .

go west

But Helper had gone West in the decade before the Civil War.

But she was quiet and respectful, and she was eager to go West .

It goes west along the river Humber before passing north around the western edge of the Yorkshire Wolds.

Jack went west for a holiday in the summer of 1954 while he contemplated his future.

The full quota of how many and whose scripts went west in this rethink will probably never be known.

William did not go West on an existential errand; the end of his journey was known.

go wild

The stock market went wild today.

When Jordan's picture flashed on the screen, the crowd went wild .

Apparently Maggie is going wild trying to find out who is responsible for seasonal changes.

But the flashing lights pass straight through, on to some real emergency, and the crowd goes wild .

No, they wouldn't: they'd go wild .

Soon-Yi told friends that Mia went wild after finding nude photos of her in film-maker Allen's Manhattan apartment.

Southampton went wild when the Friendship came into view.

The borough of Brooklyn went wild , turning into one long block party.

Use the traditional pink and white marshmallows or go wild with lots of assorted shapes and colours.

Well, by that time it was going on the screen, and then the markets went wild .

go with a swing

In the evening, after the first stiffness wore off and charades were introduced, the party went with a swing .

Now he was in an excellent mood and the party began to go with a swing .

go with the flow

If you want to stay sane, just go with the flow .

Chretien is an opportunist who goes with the flow .

Here she is pushed and pulled, directed and redirected, forced to go with the flow of the mob.

In high school, I went with the flow .

It feels like freedom: I can go with the flow .

Most of them just go with the flow , ending up as something like a gas fitter or a policeman.

Relax - and go with the flow .

Then allow yourself to be carried gently downstream, going with the flow .

Whereas I seek to go with the flow .

go wrong

As far the contract was concerned, I don't know where I went wrong .

Check your work again and see if you can spot where you went wrong .

If you follow the easy step-by-step instructions, you really can't go wrong .

It was soon after the birth of their first child that their relationship started to go wrong .

Only the two of you know what went wrong .

The experiment went wrong when the chemicals combined to form a poisonous gas.

The rescue attempt went badly wrong when the building collapsed.

But it all went wrong when, some 15 years ago, he flunked math and didn't get into college.

If not, what went wrong ?

In case anything went wrong , I was prepared to make a dash for Armstrong.

It is not that juries occasionally go wrong .

It was obvious that much could go wrong .

John Hill's son says he's not been given the full facts about what went wrong .

Research shows that many injured patients simply want to find out what went wrong .

go your own way

After that if you want to be organised, you can be - or alternatively you can go your own way .

But enough to allow you to go your own way .

I want to go my own way , alone.

If Cultural Studies goes its own way , what happens to what is left?

Or, of course, you can go your own way .

Speech goes its own way , and speakers drift farther than ever from a literary standard.

The herd ad is intended to show that the company goes its own way in investing.

The pairs of glassy eyes no longer corresponded, in death they broke ranks, each distended eye gone its own way .

go your separate ways

After this they go their separate ways.

He says that they more or less go their separate ways, Felicity and this green fellow she's married to.

In the case of bacteria, the enormous numbers of cells produced by successive doublings go their separate ways.

Only then, in the shock of the open air at last, did we break ranks and go our separate ways.

Or would they go their separate ways, each ruling an independent principality?

She takes it up, the partners disengage and go their separate ways.

They were too readily allowed to go their separate ways.

We all seemed to split up and go our separate ways afterwards.

go/be beyond (all) reason

Their demands go beyond all reason .

But by this time Maidstone was beyond all reason .

He is beyond reason , Diniz.

It was beyond all reason that Hal, who had performed flawlessly for so long, should suddenly turn assassin.

Their condition is beyond reason , but it is certainly not, as they believe, beyond cure.

go/be out like a light

She was out like a light , as soon as we put her in bed.

A minute later he went out like a light .

Either it was the brandy or it was the heat, but she went out like a light .

I went out like a light .

Something hit me on the back of the head, here, and I went out like a light .

go/be out of use

The guns are out of use and that is what matters.

go/come along

A Democratic Capitol Hill aide said it's too early to tell whether Congress will go along with the proposal.

Gingrich listened carefully to the Tuesday Lunch Bunch, and sometimes came along to their meetings.

If you would like to reassess your life and learn how to use stress to your advantage, come along .

Other religious schools unwilling to go along with them should no longer expect state funding.

Sam Fermoyle came along West Street.

So I agreed to go along .

The discussion groups were relatively open, and many people came along as friends of friends.

Until Green Bay came along , either one of these two teams was going to win the Super Bowl.

go/come/be down to the wire

We were in a couple of games that went right down to the wire .

In the event the starting line-up went down to the wire .

It is down to the wire .

go/get/be beyond a joke

The condition of Tam's leather jacket had got beyond a joke .

go/move downmarket

The Opera House specialised in drama for nine years - and then went downmarket .

go/run around in circles

We've got to solve the problem instead of running around in circles , writing letters that never get answered.

I had a tendency to run around in circles getting more and more worked up.

She jumps up and down and runs around in circles .

That's why there are no solutions and the characters endlessly go around in circles in discussions.

go/run like clockwork

A universe that ran like clockwork also evinced design.

And if Lais and Leonore created the promised diversion the plan would go like clockwork .

Sometimes it ran like clockwork , sometimes-as I wrote at the time-it ran like the movie Clockwise.

Then we had been surprised when our ascent of the nearby Jankopiti had gone like clockwork .

Whereas Prost had been delayed as the Ferrari mechanics fiddled with the right-rear wheel, Senna's stop went like clockwork .

go/run to seed

And a production should not just be a matter of getting a good notice and leaving it to go to seed slowly.

At the same time, a drought affected the area, and heliotrope had time to grow and go to seed .

Formerly owned by Arthur Siegel, it had since gone to seed .

Mark knows he has allowed himself to go to seed a bit.

She looked middle-aged, overdressed, a show-girl gone to seed .

The rest of the College, like the theatre, seems in Paul Pry's day to have run to seed .

Their skin was as smooth as warm water, their hair as soft as a dandelion crown gone to seed .

go/run/flash etc through sb's mind

I began to wonder what might be going through her mind .

Over and over it ran through his mind .

Perhaps more mundane thoughts went through her mind .

The one occasion which was flashing through Yanto's mind at this moment involved just three of the local water babies.

The past twenty-two months flashed through my mind like film run at high speed, and suddenly I felt rather tired.

The thought ran through my mind I heard chaos outside.

This was staggering new information, and all kinds of ideas were flashing through our minds .

Who lived there and what was going through their minds ?

go/turn over sth in your mind

go/walk down the aisle

As she walked down the aisle her heart brimmed over with love and adoration for Charles.

He wanted to walk down the aisle with you and give you away to your young man.

Her mouth turned up at the corners, Mavis walked down the aisle with Walter.

Inspector Miskin was walking down the aisle .

Resplendent in red, she walks down the aisle on the arm of the Rev.

The wedding was off, because no way was she going to walk down the aisle looking like an eejit!

They looked at the passports and then started to walk down the aisle , pointing their guns at the passengers.

Together, they walked down the aisle behind the crucifix, toward the rear of the church.

gone for a burton

hard going

Anyone who tried to set up in between us would find it hard going.

But getting to be one of these fashionable high-flying image makers with a top salary is hard going.

I don't mind it, but it's pretty hard going to sleep with this banging going on.

Much of it was hard going, especially in the early parts.

Robbie's sandals were low-heeled, but even so she found the pace hard going.

have a good thing going

They've got a good thing going with that little business of theirs.

have a lot going for you

With her brains and good looks, she certainly has a lot going for her.

Human travel agents, paper guidebooks and newspaper ads still have a lot going for them.

have everything going for you

Barry had everything going for him -- charm, looks, intelligence, but still he was unemployed.

Dan seemed to have everything going for him in college.

She was bright and pretty and had everything going for her.

It seems to have everything going for it.

The events have everything going for them.

heavy going

Although she usually got on well with children, she found Hilary heavy going.

Eoin Young's Diary is heavy going.

He reports that a trip to Catterick Camp to set up rope ladders on the assault course was heavy going.

Like the writing of all books there are times of great enthusiasm, of heavy going and quite often real blockage.

Mwangaza was dull and heavy going.

Postnikova also manages to present in its possible light Tchaikovsky's Sonata, which is distinctly heavy going.

The findings indicate why groups such as the Pearl are finding it heavy going in their core business activity.

The resulting interview was heavy going for both of them.

here goes!

here we go

"I still don't see why you blame me!" "Oh great, here we go again."

Let's do that again. Ready? Here we go.

And now, here we go again with the Gulf crisis.

Most of us were peaceful and decent, but here we go again, in our fifth war of this century.

Oh no, I thought, here we go.

One two three four, here we go.

Ronald Reagan fixed that, but here we go again.

So, again, here we go.

here we go again

"You've been drinking again, haven't you!" "Oh God, here we go again."

And now, here we go again with the Gulf crisis.

Most of us were peaceful and decent, but here we go again, in our fifth war of this century.

Ronald Reagan fixed that, but here we go again.

You see, here we go again.

here you are/here you go

it's all go

It's all go around here this morning. Ten new orders, all marked "URGENT'.

Yes, it's all go on the rumour exchange and let me stress that these are but a few of the juiciest.

jump/go through hoops

We had to jump through a lot of hoops in order to get the play on stage.

He had me roll my body across the yard, he had me hop, he had me jump through hoops .

keep (sb) going

I wondered, as I sat on his bed, how long he could keep this going.

It had been the hope which had kept her going through the dawn and early morning.

Only those who keep a dialogue going will be able to put in a word for persons in need of intercession.

Then I thought, why not keep this going?

They just keep going and going, and fighting the company, and doing more and more things.

Thinking of different pressed flower ideas for birthday presents should keep you going for a while!

When going to the C section keep the snare going.

keep (sth) going

I wondered, as I sat on his bed, how long he could keep this going.

It had been the hope which had kept her going through the dawn and early morning.

Only those who keep a dialogue going will be able to put in a word for persons in need of intercession.

Rabbit wonders how many animals have died to keep his life going, how many more will die.

Then I thought, why not keep this going?

They just keep going and going, and fighting the company, and doing more and more things.

Thinking of different pressed flower ideas for birthday presents should keep you going for a while!

When going to the C section keep the snare going.

keep going

keep going

Keep going! You can break the record!

At one point, Bessie Hall tried to give up, but Misner persuaded her to keep going.

Even when the sun goes down, the world still has to keep going round.

I was on the controls, and I decided to keep going.

Maria kept going off on tangents.

She had to keep going until they reached Ibiza.

The circulation of Good Housekeeping keeps going up and up, which gives us all a great buzz.

The family car, an old Rugby, was kept going with similar improvisation.

We kept going, Kip chuckling every so often, me concentrating on the map.

At one point, Bessie Hall tried to give up, but Misner persuaded her to keep going.

Even when the sun goes down, the world still has to keep going round.

I was on the controls, and I decided to keep going.

Maria kept going off on tangents.

She had to keep going until they reached Ibiza.

The circulation of Good Housekeeping keeps going up and up, which gives us all a great buzz.

The family car, an old Rugby, was kept going with similar improvisation.

We kept going, Kip chuckling every so often, me concentrating on the map.

keep sb going

Her letters were the only things that kept me going while I was a prisoner.

I wondered, as I sat on his bed, how long he could keep this going.

It had been the hope which had kept her going through the dawn and early morning.

Only those who keep a dialogue going will be able to put in a word for persons in need of intercession.

Rabbit wonders how many animals have died to keep his life going, how many more will die.

Then I thought, why not keep this going?

They just keep going and going, and fighting the company, and doing more and more things.

Thinking of different pressed flower ideas for birthday presents should keep you going for a while!

When going to the C section keep the snare going.

leave go/hold of sth

Sometimes the girl did not leave hold of her swing, and the act failed.

let go

Let go! You're hurting me.

At the end of the fair, the school let go of hundreds of balloons.

Just let go and jump.

She wouldn't let go of the letter.

Cory Selliker, his eyes watering under the brim of his black Earnhardt cap, heard Marchman's advice to let go.

He let go and ducked back into the driving rain.

It was as if they were clinging to each other, and they couldn't let go.

So mestizo culture - reluctant to let go of tradition - created its own deity to host the yearly handout.

Then the turtle was going to tear his arms off, and he let go.

They let go of the girl and led Hilda behind the partition.

What was it that he himself would have to let go of before he reached the mountaintop?

You have to let go or go mad.

let sb go

Due to a lack of evidence against the suspect, the police had to let the prisoner go.

I just kept praying that the man would let me go.

The police let her go after a night in jail.

We've had to let three people go this month.

let sth go

I've nowhere to store all this china, so I'm letting the whole lot go for $50.

They've held the world record for many years, and they're not going to let it go without a fight.

let yourself go

Dick took me to the party and, for once, I let myself go completely.

He's quite scholarly, but he can be really funny when he lets himself go.

She's really let herself go since she had the baby.

I merely let myself go to impulse.

If they are kind, if they care about you, they may want to know why you are letting yourself go.

One thing you could say for my daughter, she never let herself go.

People may be unusually observant and tell you that you are letting yourself go.

Perhaps Moira and Martin had almost lost each other because they were afraid to let themselves go.

She'd let herself go, last night - but she was none the worse for it, was she?

That left plenty of room for those wanting to let themselves go.

You can come up and let yourself go - shout about and that and muck about.

life goes on

For them, life goes on.

He knows that life goes on.

In other words, life goes on.

It ensures that life goes on.

The personal construction of life goes on, however much undergirded by chemotherapeutic assistance.

To be sure, life goes on.

We all mourn their passing, but life goes on without them.

While you were there you had a ball, and then life goes on.

like it's going out of fashion

She's been spending money like it's going out of fashion .

look what you're doing/look where you're going etc

mind how you go

need I ask/need I say more/need I go on etc?

never let a day/week/year etc go by without doing sth

not be going anywhere

not go far

A dollar doesn't go very far these days.

This pizza won't go far if everyone wants some.

But it is more likely that he will not go far enough.

In general, though, the managers felt the training did not go far enough.

Republicans criticized him for not going far enough.

The Bundesbank has warned that monetary union will fail because Maastricht did not go far enough on political union.

The management changes may not go far enough, analysts said.

The privatisations also help, even if they do not go far enough.

The symposium also featured a couple of members of Congress who believe the farm reforms did not go far enough.

They had not gone far when again the clerk heard that long, moaning howl.

not know whether you are coming or going

Andre's so in love he doesn't know whether he's coming or going.

on your mark(s), get set, go!

raring to go

Carlos was raring to go soon after leaving the hospital.

All cut up but raring to go.

At least one other investment group was raring to go.

Croft took a year's sabbatical to recover from a string of niggling injuries and is now raring to go again.

I've kept myself fit and I was raring to go.

July 24, Lake Condoriri Day 2 and we are raring to go, working on yesterday's high.

Lucy had been approached by an international humanist organisation, there was funding, and Lucy was raring to go.

There I snored and whinnied and gnashed for nearly three hours, awaking refreshed and raring to go at a little after one.

We arrived as keen as a couple of puppies out for their first walkies, full of fun and raring to go!

ready, steady, go!

run/go aground

More than 72,000 tonnes of crude oil spilled into the estuary after the tanker ran aground in 1996.

The beach was long, flat and shelved so gently that no normal vessel could have come ashore without running aground .

The Ecuadorean tanker Jessica started leaking diesel oil after running aground last week.

The pirate station, which ran aground last November, is using equipment and records donated by listeners.

The prosecution's case had turned primarily on the allegation that he was drunk when his ship ran aground .

Y., to Providence, ran aground Friday afternoon after the tugboat pushing it was disabled by an unexplained explosion.

run/go deep

But the main problem goes deeper and will take longer to solve.

Maude, on the other hand, had gone deep into the pluperfect, eleven generations of it.

So did it go deeper than that?

The debt goes deeper than money.

The play goes deep and inspires all sorts of questions.

The tradition of dressing up a corporate image in print runs deep at Investor Insight and its affiliates.

They can play at being still waters that run deep .

run/go dry

The reservoir ran dry during the drought.

Every available hotel room was rented out and, on some weekends, county gasoline pumps ran dry .

If the trend continues, he said, the springs will go dry .

If the valve has jammed shut, causing the feed-and-expansion tank to run dry , again turn off the water supply.

Laura McCaffrey went dry slope skiing at Calshot Activities Centre,.

Stock tanks normally brimming with water have gone dry .

The rivers, too, are beginning to run dry .

Time allowed 00:06 Read in studio A soft drinks company says its could run dry if it doesn't get enough elderflowers.

With this agreement, our families are for ever linked, even if the rivers run dry and the oceans become deserts.

run/go hell for leather

run/go/drive etc like the clappers

Little legs going like the clappers .

Male speaker Inside you are going like the clappers because you are nervous and the tension is building up.

sb will not go near sb/sth

sb will/would/should etc go far

A man of his abilities should go far in the Party.

And the effects would go far beyond the natural world.

Ghost: Oh, very droll, dear lad - you will go far .

Her decisions would go far toward shaping the postwar world.

It remains to be seen whether such measures will go far to avoid a repetition of the basic abuses, however.

She'd been sure her daughter would go far .

This will go far beyond pep talks and motivational speeches.

Whether the stadium logs another round of lease-backed debt will go far in determining the fate of other major capital-improvement projects here.

sb's going to love sth

And take it from me, you're going to love it.

Just as well she had such guts really, because no one was going to love her for her feminine self.

We want some one the public is going to love or hate, not just the leading scorer.

You're going to love Riverstown.

sb's heart goes out to sb

My heart goes out to them.

You poor little dear - my heart goes out to you, waiting all this time.

sb's mind goes blank

sth must not go any further

sth will go down in history

1989 will go down in history as the year in which Stalinist Communism ended.

This Minister will go down in history as the Minister who killed off small shops in Britain.

sth would not come/go amiss

A last round of the rooms wouldn't come amiss .

A little humility in the medical debate would not go amiss .

A little thank you to the Ombudsman would not go amiss . --------------------.

A tankful of petrol wouldn't come amiss .

Adding a few seconds to your dev.time to allow for the stop, etc. wouldn't go amiss .

An apology wouldn't go amiss .

In this climate, a down-home bear hug and attendant back slapping probably wouldn't go amiss .

This remained a most important consideration, but some relaxation of the original prohibition would not go amiss .

take/go to (great) pains to do sth

However, composers often go to great pains to keep to true intervals.

Mr Lendrem has gone to great pains to establish one thing: that all of his preconceptions concerning bird behaviour are true.

tell sb where to go/where to get off

that's (just) the way sth/sb is/that's (just) the way sth goes

And that's the way he is.

And that's the way it is again this year - everybody is happy with what I am doing.

But they think they can run everything from Detroit and that's the way the organisation is going to be restructured.

Even the best generals sometimes lose with this army just because that's the way it is.

For that's the way it is for the talented twosome.

He's always been a bit on his dignity, I suppose, but that's the way he is.

In the end Capirossi had to do the winning himself and that's the way 1991 is going to be.

The money we got to spend - well, that's the way it is.

the balloon goes up

We don't want you being left behind in Mbarara if the balloon goes up.

the biggest/best/nicest etc sth going

A few hundred metres off-shore we congregate so that Tor can explain the best way of going ashore.

Are the best bargains going to petrol buyers?

But in those years, they were always the team with the best record going into the playoffs.

Its got to be the best ticket office going .

Perhaps the biggest thing going was the harp played by JoAnn Turovsky, sounding positively, well, huge.

There was a wide range of scores with the best individual score going to George McCallum of Douglas Reyburn with 37 points.

This, so I was led to believe, was the best it was going to get.

What is the best way of going forward? - Ideas from within I hear you say!

the clocks go back/forward

I, like many other riders, am eagerly awaiting the clocks going forward.

Police say they had to enforce the law after 1am when the clocks went forward an hour.

When the clocks go back in late October it will be dark by five o'clock in the afternoon.

the going rate/price/salary etc

A million pounds is the going rate for an ordinary player in today's inflationary market.

At the going rate of half a million dollars per minute, there is no time for truth.

It typically is charged twice the going rate as the criminal inmates housed in the same facility.

One can of C rations was the going rate.

Or holiday-depending if he's got the brains to get the going rate on betrayal.

State law now prohibits insurers from denying coverage to small businesses or charging them more than 20 percent above the going rate.

What is the going rate for bodies in Cairo, Mr el Zaki?

Who is it that sets the going rate for our work?

there but for the grace of God (go I)

there goes sth/sb

there it is/there you are/there you go

there you are/there you go

there you go/she goes etc (again)

turn/go to mush

All this quickness of mind, all her decisiveness had turned to mush when Mac came on the scene.

watch the world go by

In this little village you can still sit in the town café and watch the world go by.

Anonymous, watching the world go by for a moment.

Did Victorine have a favorite cafe from which she watched the world go by?

It's very pleasant to linger in a pavement cafe here and just watch the world go by.

Or simply relax and watch the world go by.

Plenty have terraces from which to watch the world go by accompanied by a hot waffle or a glass of beer.

The George Street precinct is a great place to pause, enjoy the frequent street entertainment and watch the world go by.

This is not a place to stand and stare, or to sit and watch the world go by.

When we were lads Walton's doorway was where we always used to stand and watch the world go by.

way to go!

Way to go, Kim! Now we'll have to start all over again.

what sb says goes

I'm in charge here and what I say goes.

I look up to my brother, what he says goes with me, so that really hurt.

work/run/go like stink

you can't go wrong (with sth)

You can't go wrong with a dark gray suit.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

In the end I had to have a go !

The rest of the story is that my great-grandfather could never really make a go of his life after that.

You told me you're good at most sports, so you'd better just try and give it a go .

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.