go before (someone or something)
1. To precede someone else in doing something. Megan went before me and presented a report on the boa constrictor.
2. To appear in front of someone or something, usually for an important or official reason. When do you have to go before the judge? Due to her involvement in the plagiarism scandal, Jane will have to go before the school's disciplinary committee.
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go before someone or something
1. to precede someone or something. Do you wish to go before me? I will go before the other waiters and clear the aisles.
2. . to appear before someone or something. Sharon went before a magistrate and laid out her complaint. Mary went before the entire board of directors with her proposal.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.