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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Gloucester, resuming 144 runs ahead on 74 for two, showed the urgency needed to achieve an early declaration from the word go.
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Dolan said: "It is just experience, you just have to go out and get stuck in from the word go.
The up-and-coming striker gets the chance to show his talents at The Grove from the word go as he partners another talented Adders kid Leon Kelly up front.
Now it is time to start converting all the good testing results into race results and that is what we aim to do from the word go.
If you look back normally the guy who really fights for the championship and gets it is the guy who is strong from the word go.
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.
Phil Hibberd, vice president of AvantGo Europe, said: "What really sets this implementation apart is that BG are rolling out AvantGo technology to their top level decision makers from the word go.
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.
Some people wrote us off from the word go, but all of this takes time.
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.