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go to the world

obsolete To get married. The phrase was once used to highlight the difference between married and religious life. A: "I must inform you that Lady Mary and Lord Michael have gone to the world." B: "And I was not invited to their nuptials?"
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The former Boroughmuir and Melrose youngster said: "It would have been great to have gone to the World Cup but it was a win-win situation at that point.
I could have gone to the World Cup but not played much while missing out on the chance to play with Edinburgh.
MAN UNITED gaffer Sir Alex Ferguson defended sacked Irish skipper Roy Keane yesterday and said he should never have gone to the World Cup in the first place.
Had he gone to the World Cup, he would have had to pull out after the first game and the consequences would have been much greater.