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go

1. noun An attempt at some activity; a try. A: "I'm a little nervous to try water skiing." B: "Go on, Tom, have a go! It's fun!"
2. verb, euphemism To urinate. Excuse me, where is your toilet? My daughter really needs to go.
3. verb, informal To say or utter (something). Used as a reporting verb. So then Janet goes, "Blah, blah, blah," and Billy goes, "Yada, yada, yada." It was hilarious! I just got so frustrated waiting for her to decide that I went, "Make up your mind, Tammy!"

go you one better

I can or will outdo what you just said or did, or I am going to suggest something that surpasses it (referring to another person's efforts or accomplishments). You might be proud of yourself for getting a trophy, but I can go you one better—I won first place! Letting everyone out early is good idea, but I'll go you one better—let's give them the day off!
See also: better, go, one
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(someone) one better and do someone one better to do something superior to what someone else has done; to top someone. That was a great joke, but I can go you one better. Your last song was beautifully sung, but Mary can do you one better.

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(somewhere) by shank's mare Go to by shank's mare.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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1. n. a try (at something). I’d like to have another go at it, if I can.
2. in. to urinate. Jimmy’s gonna go in his pants!
3. tv. to say or utter something. (Mostly teens. Used in writing only for effect.) Then she goes, “Like . . . ,” and just stops talking.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

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/run to seed
1. To pass into the seed-bearing stage.
2. To become weak or devitalized; deteriorate: The old neighborhood has gone to seed.

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/sell like hotcakes Informal
To be disposed of quickly; be in great demand: Programs for the championship game went like hotcakes.

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/take a wee
To urinate.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Listen to members, give them what they want and go them one better.
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Ostensibly exemplifying the glories of free speech, more often than not the callers a applaud the inflammatory hip shooting of the hosts or even "go them one better." Incredibly irresponsible comments by callers are usually unchallenged.