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go to work

1. To go to one's place of employment for a day or shift of work. I'm afraid Sally's already gone to work—can I take a message? My husband is off for the holiday, but I have to go to work.
2. To begin to do something to someone or something. I watched as the seamstress went to work hemming my dress. Mom went to work cleaning and bandaging my scraped knee.
See also: go, to, work
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go to work (on someone or something)

to begin working on someone or something. The masons went to work on repairing the wall. The surgeons went to work on the patient. Come on! Let's go to work!
See also: go, to, work
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

go/set to ˈwork (on something)

(also get (down) to ˈwork (on something)) start working on a particular task: I set to work on the car, giving it a good clean.I ought to get to work on that report.
See also: go, set, to, work
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"Going to work, my dears, for our rich relation, and help get enough money for a new horse," said Mrs Durbeyfield pacifically.
And he aided and abetted them in their unfriendly designs, for going to work was farthest from his thoughts.
"I meant that I was going to work at my writing." Her face fell, and he went on hastily.
On her way home at an early hour when she met no one but bricklayers going to work or men sweeping the street, and everybody within the houses was still asleep, Natasha experienced a feeling new to her, a sense of the possibility of correcting her faults, the possibility of a new, clean life, and of happiness.
The provision for reentry into the payment and medical coverage status has eliminated the risk involved with going to work and not succeeding.
"Preparing in the gym, what I'm going to work on this week and what I'm going to work on next week - that's what I'm worried about."
nie so "I'm going to work his next album and the live stuff." one But we could be losing Labrinth, 22, to America.
Melbourne, June 11 (ANI): Experts have warned that going to work when one is not feeling well will only worsen the condition in the long run.
BBC Wales said last night it was the first known instance of a member of its Board going to work for another organisation under its 'Loan Out' scheme.
I'm actually going to work with her band, so I'll do an opening number, then the body of the thing will be stuff that's super political and cultural.
However, last week she went down town very early in the morning but she couldn't get on the Metro because of people going to work. I think these people who go to work should leave earlier so pensioners can get down before noon to post their letters.
The centre, in Long Street, Atherstone, is opening up its pool at 7am in the mornings so that people can enjoy a swim or any of the other facilities before going to work.
"My mum even had me put in a padded cell to scare me, but like a brat I just sat it out until she said 'well, that's not going to work'."
Reasons given for going to work when ill among the 12,000 people surveyed included poor general health, a heavy workload, problems at home and holding a senior post..
It was a terrible mess....I knew almost right away that this new relationship wasn't going to work. And I kept thinking about Danny....I called Danny and he agreed to meet me at a bar in Cambridge.