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go to the world

obsolete To get married. The phrase was once used to highlight the difference between married and religious life. A: "I must inform you that Lady Mary and Lord Michael have gone to the world." B: "And I was not invited to their nuptials?"
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Martinez said: "If he goes to the World Cup and doesn't play then it's a good experience but he could have used that time better, regenerating and refreshing.
A guy who wins with his club goes to the World Cup and has a good chance to win.
"As Wayne is a Manchester United player, it's great for Manchester United if he goes to the World Cup and does well.
Williams was stationed a precarious 25th in the provisional rankings earlier this season, but goes to the World Championship seventh in the standings.
"Everyone who goes to the World Cup wants to prove themselves.
Wolves boss Mick McCarthy aims to have a deal tied up before Dindane, 29, goes to the World Cup.
So if somebody goes to the World Cup and has only played 30, as opposed to 50 or 60, it can be a positive."