go to (someone or something)

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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 it

To begin a task, endeavor, job, etc., promptly and vigorously. Go to it, then, and make sure you have the report finished before lunch! The team went to it at once, hoping to have preliminary results ready in a fortnight.
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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 it

 
1. Lit. to start something actively; to do something with vigor. Time to play ball. Go to it! Let's go to it, you guys!
2. Inf. to fight. Come on, let's go to it! I'm gonna beat the daylights out of you!
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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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going to

About to, will, as in I'm going to start planting now, or Do you think it's going to rain? or We thought the train was going to stop here. This phrase is used with a verb ( start, rain, stop in the examples) to show the future tense. Occasionally the verb is omitted because it is understood. For example, That wood hasn't dried out yet but it's going to soon, or Will you set the table?-Yes, I'm going to. [1400s] Also see go to.
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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.
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Then we would speak of this publisher and of that, comparing the generosity of one with the meanness of another; we would argue whether it was better to go to one who gave handsome royalties or to another who "pushed" a book for all it was worth.
If we could go to one of those new camps and patch up some kind of terms with the enemy -- yes, but The Boss could not go, and neither could I, for I was among the first that were made sick by the poisonous air bred by those dead thousands.
A spokesperson for the MDA said on Thursday that the step would save time and money of applicants as they had to go to one window cell first and then to town and urban planning department for removal of objections on the bidding plan.
As an avid concert goer, I have always wanted to be able to go to one website to find out whos playing where and when on Long Island, said Chairman of Long Island Music Hall of Fame Ernie Canadeo in a written statement.
Seidenbaum says about Santa Cruz University, 'I counted girls going barefoot to classes; about one in every four.' Does he mean that one out of every four girls goes barefoot to class, or that barefoot girls go to one out of every four classes, or that girls choose to go to one out of every four classes barefoot, or that one of every four students at Santa Cruz is a barefoot girl, or that the girls at Santa Cruz have four legs?"
If we want to go to one of Tehran's massive shopping malls, we have to ask a progressive-looking elderly couple to walk in with us, because the police at the door won't let in teenagers unaccompanied by adults.
The ability to go to one site--VOTE411--for information on multiple states is especially appealing to families and individuals who are mobile--particularly college students and others who move periodically for employment, education or retirement.
"The most important capability it provides is the flexibility to go to one organization and know the exact status of cargo that is in support of the operation," said Washington.
"I can go to one of these and see a showcase of what's happening in the state." She adds that the festival connects the performers to new audiences and to other local artists.
If I had to go to one place that was really glamorous, I would go back to La Grande Cascade, which is right in the heart of the Bois de Boulogne in Paris.
Perhaps the last word in this unexpected mix of Islam, Orthodoxy, commercialism, and devilry should go to one of Demre's town fathers.
Still, when you go to one of the featured architects, A-Lab, whose site is at www.a-lab.no, you get to see a somewhat Alsopesque single-storey building on angled stilts, a somewhat OMA extruded structure also on stilts with what look like some crisscross exoskeleton buildings in the background.
And by that I mean we might go to one source and say, 'Would you work with us?'" That one source was the Guggenheim, which has owned the pavilion since 1986 and whose director, Thomas Krens, has openly expressed his desire to organize an exhibition there.
Doncasters also was able to go to one product line to simplify business.
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