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way to go!

Good job! Congratulations! Way to go on reaching your charity goal of $100,000! A: "I just found out I got into Harvard!" B: "Wow, way to go!"
See also: to, way
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

(that's the) way to go

Inf. a phrase encouraging someone to continue the good work. As John ran over the finish line, everyone cried, "That's the way to go!" "Way to go!" said Mary when Bob finally got the car started.
See also: go, to, way
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

way to go

Well done, as in That was a great lecture-way to go! This exclamation of approval and encouragement originated in sports, addressed to athletes who are performing well. In the 1960s it began to be used for any kind of achievement.
See also: go, to, way
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.

way to go

People say Way to go! to show that they are pleased or impressed by something someone has done. Upon exiting, the fans broke into applause and someone called out `Way to go, Mike'.
See also: go, to, way
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

way to go

used to express pleasure, approval, or excitement. North American informal
1990 Robert Oliver Making Champions You had Bechard shakin'. He wasn't gonna mess with you. Way to go!
See also: go, to, way
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way to ˈgo!

(American English, informal, spoken) used to tell somebody that you are pleased about something they have done: Good work, guys! Way to go!
See also: to, way
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way to go!

verb
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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.

way to go

Well done, good for you. Generally uttered as an exclamation, this expression of approval and encouragement originated in sports and in the 1960s began to be transferred to other endeavors. Emma Lathen had it in the mystery novel Murder without Icing (1973), “‘Way to go, Billy!’ ‘Rah! Rah! Billy Siragusa!’” A similar ubiquitous phrase is good job, used both as a compliment and encouragement by teachers to students and in many other venues. For example, “Good job, Paul—that’s a great drawing.” See also right on.
See also: go, to, way
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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