go (someone's) way

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go (someone's) way

1. Literally, to move or travel in the same direction as someone else. I'm looking for a ride to Denver—are you going my way?
2. To proceed or unfold in a manner that is beneficial to someone or is in line with his or her plans or desires. If the court's decision goes our way, we can expect a payout of nearly $2 million. First, my car breaks down, then I lose the keys to my apartment—nothing's going my way today!
See also: way
References in classic literature ?
He charged them straightly further and dismissed them, whereon they went their way sorrowfully by the seaside, till they came to the tents and ships of the Myrmidons.
When they reached the wide-stretching host of the Achaeans, they drew the vessel ashore, high and dry upon the sands, set her strong props beneath her, and went their ways to their own tents and ships.
And so they said their good-byes and went their ways home.