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go to

1. obsolete An expression of disapproval, disbelief, indignation, etc. Go to, you knave! Your accusations hold no weight here!
2. obsolete An expression of encouragement or support. That's it, my friend—go to!
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go to (someone or something)

1. verb To visit someone or something. Do you want to go to the mall this afternoon? I'm going to Caitlin's house after school.
2. verb To talk about something, usually something problematic or troubling, with someone. I go to my mom with all my problems. If the salesman won't take your complaints seriously, go to a supervisor.
3. verb To be used toward or included as a component of something, often an outcome or result. I left them $20 to go to the check. Every assignment goes to your grade for the semester, you know.
4. verb To start some task or activity. If you're ready to mow the lawn, don't let me stop you—go to it.
5. verb To attend something. She loves going to the movies on the weekend. Sorry, I need to go to class soon, so I can't come.
6. verb To meet with someone for a specific purpose. You really ought to go to a doctor about that issue. I'm thinking of going to a mortgage broker to figure out how much I need to be saving each month in order to buy a house.
7. verb To be enrolled in some institution as a student. I can't believe I'll be going to Harvard next month! He's going to a community college at the moment, but he's hoping to transfer to the University of Louisville next year.
8. verb To be awarded to someone. This is the third year in a row that the gold medal has gone to Masahiro Yamaoka, from Osaka. I'm sorry, Jake. You had a great interview, but the promotion is going to Karen.
9. adjective Describing one who is known to be helpful or reliable for a certain task or goal. When used as an adjective, the phrase is typically hyphenated. Shannon is my go-to person for event planning, so she will definitely be able to help you find a caterer.
10. adjective Describing a very popular place (for some purpose or particular kind of people). The phrase is typically hyphenated in this usage. Our store is the city's go-to location for all things Halloween. The island of Ibiza has been the go-to destination for partiers from around the world.
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go to!

1. archaic An exclamation of surprise, disbelief, or protest. Go to, my friend! Whence shall we find such a thing at this hour? Go to, you ask far more than I am able to pay!
2. archaic An imperative to begin or set forth. Go to and deliver my message to the servants of this land.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

go to someone or something

to travel to or toward someone or something. We went to her as soon as she called saying she needed us. Are you going to the bank?
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go to someone

(about someone or something) to discuss one's problems with someone or something with someone else. I went to the boss about the new secretary. This is a real problem. I'll have to go to the manager.
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Go to!

Inf. Go to hell! Oh, you're terrible. Just go to! Go to, you creep!
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

go to

1. See going to.
2. Also, go toward. Contribute to a result, as in Can you name the bones that go to make the arms and legs? or The director has a good eye for seeing what will go toward an entire scene. [c. 1600]
3. Begin, start, as in By the time she went to call, she'd forgotten what she wanted to say. The related idiom go to it means "get started, get going." P.G. Wodehouse used it in Louder & Funnier (1932): "Stoke up and go to it." [First half of 1700s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Go to!

exclam. Go to hell! Oh, you’re terrible. Just go to!
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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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