first go

first go

On the first try. Primarily heard in UK. I can't believe I solved that difficult puzzle first go!
See also: first, go

first, second, etc. ˈgo

(British English) at the first, second, etc. attempt: I passed my driving test first go.
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References in classic literature ?
At last, he emerged with his hat very much dented and crushed down over his eyes, and began creaking and limping about the room, as if, not being much accustomed to boots, his pair of damp, wrinkled cowhide ones -- probably not made to order either --rather pinched and tormented him at the first go off of a bitter cold morning.
'We will first go and see our own dear grandmother, and tell her where our step-mother is sending us.'
1903 - New York Highlanders (Yankees) tickets first go on sale
To be included in surveillance data, people must first go to a physician, says Calvert, and be accurately diagnosed as having a pesticide-related illness, and then the physician must report the illness to a state health agency.
Your accountant will be of much greater help, and much greater value, if you first go through these 422 deductions before seeing the accountant.
Women business owners must first go through a nonprofit intermediary agency in their region, namely business development centers.
Hector introduces her to horses; she loves Andromache and Cassandra; and although her loyalties first go to Menelaus and his little son, she also feels honor-bound to do nothing to betray Troy.
Because atoms require less energy to settle in a rough region than to start the formation of a new layer on a smooth face, they first go exclusively to the corners.
"We've first go to further characterize the darn things [clouds]," he says -- determining, for instance, whether they formed during the Big Bang or much more recently.
Gideon naturally first goes for the hottest girl on campus, though he has committed himself via the bet to having sex with a girl who's merely pretty, smart and funny.
Unclaimed property first goes to the state of the owner's last known address (as shown by the holder's books and records).
When a mold first goes into production, a mathematical model is created based on manual inspection of the first 100 parts.