from the word go


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from the word go

From the start. This project has been met with opposition from the word go, unfortunately.
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from the word go

Cliché from the very beginning. I knew about the problem from the word go. She was failing the class from the word go.
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from the word go

From the start, as in I've had trouble with this computer from the word go. This expression probably alludes to the start of a race, signaled by the word go. [Early 1800s] For a synonym, see from scratch.
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from the word go

COMMON From the word go means from the very beginning of something. Right from the word go, half of the team looked out of breath and slow. The whole show was a disaster from the word go.
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from the word go

from the very beginning. informal .
1997 Bridget O'Connor Tell Her You Love Her Mr Parker was in love with me almost from the word go.
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(right) from the word ˈgo

(informal) from the very beginning: I knew from the word go that it would be difficult.
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from the word go

From the very beginning. Go here is the indication that it is time to begin a race. This seemingly modern colloquialism originated in nineteenth-century America. Davy Crockett used it in Narrative of the Life of Davy Crockett (1834): “I was plaguy well pleased with her from the word go.” A newer equivalent is from the get-go, which originated in black English in the 1960s and is on its way to clichédom.
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I don't believe in having one or two easy training sessions, I like to go intensive from the word go and there were no problems whatsoever.
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Pressure them from the word go, I would myself play Babel again at left wing, because if he can go around Ramos three times and get behind him, then he can definitely get behind O'Shea.
"The English players now grasp the fact when they play in qualifiers they need to score and take points from the word go.
The Gunners were outstanding in the Community Shield against Manchester United last weekend, but it is vital that Everton don't fall behind in the Premiership table from the word go.
Spokesman Ken Robertson said: "Mr Cowen was the punters' choice from the word go."
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We started having sex from the word go. Now, after four dates, suddenly he won't answer my emails, texts or calls.
The home side had little answer to the pace and power of Steve Coppell's men, who were comfortable and confident from the word go.
DAVID Miliband and his wife adopted in America so they could follow the progress of their unborn child "from the word go", he revealed yesterday.
We were negative from the word go. We got the ball on the half-way line and for some reason kept passing the ball back."
Right from the word go Nige stood for no nonsense - in his trademark, no nonsense style.
We showed the right application and commitment from the word go.