from the word go


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from the word go

Cliché from the very beginning. I knew about the problem from the word go. She was failing the class from the word go.
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from the word go

since the very beginning from the get-go I knew from the word go that she would be hard to work with.
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from the word go

from the start of something I knew from the word go that she was going to cause problems.
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from the word go

From the start, as in I've had trouble with this computer from the word go. This expression probably alludes to the start of a race, signaled by the word go. [Early 1800s] For a synonym, see from scratch.
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My sincere thanks for the great care afforded to me from the word go.
Liverpool clearly targeted Kevin McNaughton, Cardiff 's right-back, from the word go, and Downing got right at him.
Skins (E4, tomorrow, 10pm) * ALTHOUGH this teen series was popular from the word go, nobody really expected it to last for six seasons - but then again, nobody expected the cast to change on a regular basis.
In 1998, controversial comedy drama Sex and the City hit the small screen and caused a stir from the word go with its lashings of nudity and often outrageous dialogue.
I don't mind being cover but not to play from the word go.
I got the best of treatment from the word go from myGP to the nurses and doctors in Aberdeen Hospital and all on the NHS.
I have also had problems with the bike and have been playing catch up from the word go," said the Renegade Ducati rider from Derbyshire.
We were passing wrecked cars on just about every stage right from the word go.
Hugely successful in the world's most prestigious markets right from the word go, it is showing its future direction with a car that might just be a replacement for the current GS range.
If squabbles run over again into the start of the season, that dream could be wrecked from the word go.
The 11-8 shot was in front from the word go under Dean McKeown and was driven clear for a five-length success from Eurolink Artemis.
Jenny will grow up with fame in the family from the word go and I don't know what that's all about.
This team has battled from the word go,'' Ramirez said.