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Related to no-go: go through, in favor of, swaying, foisted

no-go

1. noun Something that cannot or is not going to proceed or occur. I'm sorry, but it looks like the concert is a no-go.
2. adjective Negative; impossible; unsuitable. The budget cuts have left us in a no-go situation.

no go

Inf. negative; inopportune. (This is hyphenated before a nominal.) We're in a no-go situation. Is it go or no go?
See also: go, no

no go

not possible or practicable. informal
See also: go, no

no ˈgo

(informal) impossible; unsuccessful: I asked him if I could have an extra week’s leave, but it was no go.‘Could you lend me your car this weekend, Mike?’ ‘No go, I’m afraid. I need it myself.’
See also: go, no

no go

(ˈno ˈgo)
mod. negative; inopportune. (This is hyphenated before a nominal.) We’re in a no-go situation.
See also: go, no

no go

A failure, not functioning, impossible. This seemingly very modern expression dates from the early 1800s. J. E. Lighter cites several examples of its use from the 1820s. A signal that one cannot proceed with some plan or object, it is now a cliché. The New Yorker had it on July 8, 1991, “There’s a blanket no-go . . . on new pilots.” See also no dice.
See also: go, no
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We found that either inhibiting the "go" neurons or turning on the "no-go" neurons successfully reduced alcohol drinking levels and preference for alcohol in the "alcoholic" mice.
At this point, the emergence of the relations A1C1 and A2C2 for the go response was evaluated, and of the relations A1C2 and A2C1 for the no-go response.
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RE: The bishop's comments about some Muslim areas being no-go areas for Christians.
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London is bottom of the list with 50% saying the capital is a no-go if you want to be treated well and 85% of consumers think customer service in the UK is poor or average.