go to town


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go to town

 
1. Lit. to travel into town or a city. I have to go to town today.
2. Fig. to work hard or very effectively. Look at all those ants working. They are really going to town. Come on, you guys. Let's go to town. We have to finish this job before noon.
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go to town (on something)

to do something eagerly and as completely as possible Angie and Phil have really gone to town on their wedding.
Usage notes: often used to describe an activity that involves spending a large amount of money
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go to town

Also, go to town on.
1. Do something efficiently and energetically. For example, She really went to town, not only developing and printing the film but making both mat and frame . [Early 1900s]
2. Act without restraint, overindulge, as in He went to town on the hors d'oeuvres, finishing nearly all of them. [Early 1900s]
3. Be successful, as in After months of hard work, their business is really going to town. [Mid-1900s]
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go to town

in. to do something with gusto; to do something with great speed and energy. The main office is really going to town on collecting overdue payments.
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Now, there's a subject with which a director could feel free to go to town, for she left neither paintings nor books, but only memories behind.
ON the morning of January 20 as I set off to go to town I could not believe my eyes.
I say 'we' because I can't go to town X if I know it won't be any good for my wife and kids.
MY husband and I use the park and ride bus from War Memorial Park whenever we go to town and I would just like to thank whoever was responsible concerning the change from West Midlands Centro to the De Courcey buses which now run from the War Memorial Park.
The younguns' hankering to go to town coincides with an apparent uprising from the creatures.
I really would like just to go to town and have a good look around.
Simply white out the face with face paint and go to town with a black eyeliner and eye make up to brush on the shadows and draw in the teeth.