/ gEU; ^o/ OTHER MEANINGS 27 [It] contribute; help ; : This all goes to prove my theory. . * The latest unemployment figures go to show that government policy isn't working. . * What qualities go to make a successful businessman? ? 28 [I] (infml ) (only in the continuous tenses ) be available ; : There simply aren't any jobs going in this area. . * Is there any tea going? ie Can I have some tea? ? 29 [I] (of time) pass; elapse , : Hasn't the time gone quickly? ? * There are only two days to go before the election, ie It takes place in two days' time. . 30 [Ipr, Ip] be willing to pay a certain amount of money for sth : He's prepared to pay 2500 for the car but I don't think he'll go any higher. 2500, . * I'll go to 2500 but no higher. 2500, . 31 [Tn no passive ] (in the game of bridge) declare or bid : go two spades, three no trumps, etc . 32 (a) (used with to or into + a n in many expressions to show that sb/sth has reached the state indicated by the n tointo, , She went to sleep, ie began to sleep ; The company has gone into liquidation, ie become bankrupt ; for similar expressions see entries for ns , go to pot => pot.) (b) (used with out of + a n in many expressions to show that sb/sth is no longer in the state indicated by the n out of, , Flared trousers have gone out of fashion, ie are no longer fashionable ; for similar expressions see entries for ns , go out of use => use. ) 33 (idm ) `anything goes (infml ) anything that sb says or does is accepted or allowed, however shocking or unconventional it may be : Almost anything goes these days. . as people, things, etc go in comparison with the average person, thing, etc : Twenty pounds for a pair of shoes isn't bad as things go nowadays, ie considering how much shoes usually cost. , . be going on (for) sth be near to or approaching (the specified time, age or number); be getting on for sth : It must be going on (for) midnight. . * There were going on for (ie nearly) fifty people at the party. . * He must be going on for ninety. . * She's sixteen, going on seventeen. , . be going to do sth (a) (used to show what sb is intending or planning to do in the future ): We're going to spend our holidays in Wales this year. . * We're going to buy a house when we've saved enough money. . (b) (used to indicate sth that is about to happen or is likely to happen in the future ): I'm going to be sick. . * I'm going to be twenty next month. . * I'm going to tell you a story. . * Look at those black clouds; there's going to be a storm. , . enough/something/sth to be going `on with something that is sufficient or adequate for the time being ?W; : `How much money do you need?' `50 should be enough to be going on with.' ｀?＇｀50.＇ * I can't lend you the whole amount now, but I can give you something to be going on with. , . * Here's a cup of tea to be going on with; we'll have something to eat later. , . go all `out for sth; go all out to `do sth make a very great effort to obtain sth or do sth : The Labour Party are going all out for victory in/going all out to win the election. . (phr v) go and do sth (used esp to express anger that sb has done sth foolish ): Trust him to go and mess things up! , ! * Why did you (have to) go and upset your mother like that? ? go for `nothing be wasted or in vain ; : All her hard work has gone for nothing. . go `on (with you) (used to rebuke sb gently or to express disbelief ): `How old are you?' `I'm forty.' `Go on with you you don't look a day over thirty.' ｀?＇｀.＇｀--.＇ go `to it (used esp in the imperative to encourage sb to do sth , ) give energy and time to doing sth; make a special effort to do sth ; : Go to it, John! You know you can beat him. , ! . * We went to it and got the job done quickly. , . here `goes/here we `go (infml ) (used to show that one is about to do sth, esp sth new, exciting or risky , ): Well, here goes wish me luck! , --! (have) a lot, plenty, not much, nothing, etc `going for one (have) many, not many, etc advantages : You're young, intelligent, attractive: you've got a lot going for you! , ! ,no `go (infml ) not possible, permissible or desirable ; ; : I tried to get him to increase my salary but it was clearly no go. , . there goes sth (infml ) (used to show regret that sth has been lost ): They've scored again there go our chances of winning (ie we are now certain to lose) the match. --. there sb `goes (again) (infml ) (used to show annoyance, exasperation or resignation that sth said or done before has been, or is about to be, repeated ): There you go again, prying into other people's affairs! ! to `go (US infml ) (of cooked food sold in a restaurant or shop) to take away and eat elsewhere : Two pizzas to go! ! what/whatever ,sb says, `goes (infml ) the specified person has total authority and must be obeyed : My wife wanted the kitchen painted white, and what she says, goes. , . ,where does sb ,go from `here? (esp of sb who is in a difficult situation) what action should sb take next (esp in order to improve the situation he is in)? ?: Sales are down; redundancies are inevitable: where does the company go from here? , ? ,who goes `there? (used by a sentry to order sb to say who he is ): Halt, who goes there? , ? (For other idioms containing go, see entries for ns, adjs, etc go , go bananas => banana; go haywire => haywire. ) 34 (phr v) go a`bout (a) => go round/around/about. (b) (of a boat) change direction; tack , . go about sth continue to do sth; keep busy with sth ; : go about one's daily routine * Despite the threat of war, people went about their work as usual. , . go about sth/doing sth start to work at sth; approach or tackle sth; set about sth ; ; : You're not going about the job in the right way. . * How should I go about finding a job? ? go about with sb => go round/around/about with sb.
* COMING TO AN END 18 [I] cease to exist; disappear; vanish ; ; : Has your headache gone yet? ? * I rubbed hard but the stain just wouldn't go. . * I left my bike outside the shop and when I came out again it had gone, ie somebody had taken it. , . 19 [I] (used after must, have to or can must have tocan) be thrown away, rejected or dismissed : The old settee will have to go. . * He's incompetent; he'll have to go. , . 20 [I] get worse; be lost ; : His sight is going. . * Her hearing went (ie She became deaf) in her seventies. 70. * His mind is going, ie He is becoming senile. . 21 [I] become damaged or stop functioning properly ; : My jumper has gone (ie has worn into holes) at the elbows. . * I was driving into town when my brakes went, ie failed. , . * This light bulb has gone. . * Her voice has gone, ie She cannot speak properly, eg because she has a sore throat. . 22 [I] (euph ) die : Old Mrs Davis has gone. . 23 [I, Ipr, It] ~ (on sth) (of money) be spent or used up , : I don't know where the money goes! . * All her earnings go on clothes. . * Most of my salary goes on/in (paying) rent. . * The money will go to finance a new community centre. . 24 [I, Ipr] ~ (to sb) (for sth) be sold ; : These socks are going at 1 a pair. 1. * The new dictionary is going well, ie A lot of copies of it are being sold. . * We shan't let our house go for less than 50000. 50000. * The antique table went to the lady in the pink hat. .