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make a go of something

to succeed at something. (Often with it.) She just didn't have the energy or inclination to make a go of her marriage. I did everything I could to make a go of it.
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make a go of something

also make a go of it
1. to try to succeed in an activity It's almost impossible for anyone to make a go of this kind of thing. To make a go of it overseas, you have to respect the local culture and tradition.
2. to try to make a relationship succeed Marriage is a statement of two individuals saying, “We love each other and want to make a go of it.”
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make a go of something

 
1. (informal) if two people who are in a romantic relationship make a go of it, they try to make that relationship succeed We decided to try and make a go of it for the sake of the children.
2. (informal) to try to make something succeed, usually by working hard He's determined to make a go of the bookshop.
See go all out, go it alone, go amiss, go ape, go ballistic, get on the bandwagon, Go to blazes!, go for broke, go off the deep end, Go to the devil!, go to the dogs, go Dutch, go the extra mile, go through fire and water, go up in flames, fall through the floor, go with the flow, come full circle, go to show, be at it hammer and tongs, come under the hammer, come cap in hand, go hand in hand, go haywire, go head to head, go through hell, go over head, go to head, go hell for leather, go to hell in a handbasket, Go to hell!, feel hot and cold, go through hoops, go like hot cakes, go round the houses, go for the jugular, go down like a lead balloon, go mental, go through the mill, go through the motions, go down like ninepins, no go, go overboard, go into overdrive, go to pieces, go down the plughole, go postal, go to pot, go into raptures, go on record, come along for the ride, go down that road, go like a rocket, go through the roof, go to seed, go up in smoke, go spare, go to the stake, go stag, go with a swing, go off on a tangent, come with the territory, go against the tide, go down a treat, go to the wall, go west, come down in the world
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make a go of

Achieve success in, as in He has made a go of his new business. This expression was first recorded in 1877.
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make a go of

To achieve success in: have made a go of the business.
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