a go (at someone or something)(redirected from a go at somebody)
a go (at someone or something)
1. An attempt to do or undertake something, especially that which is unfamiliar or new. I know a lot of this work is new to you, but just have a go at it and let me know if you have any questions. I'm having a go at doing my own taxes this year to save on the cost of hiring an accountant. This is pretty fun. Do you want a go?
2. A physical attack against someone or something. Watch out for that bull in the back field—he'll have a go at you if you get too close. There were a couple of drunkards having a go outside our local pub last night. The captain of the football team will have a go at you if he sees you flirting with his girlfriend.
3. An intense or lengthy criticism, rebuke, or verbal attack against someone. My wife had a go at me last night for coming home drunk again. My parents were always having a go at each other when I was a kid—it's no wonder they got divorced. When my team lost that big client, I knew the boss would have a go at me.
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