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    #1

    a no-go

    Does "X is a no-go with me" mean "X doen't go with me"?

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    Re: a no-go

    It depends what X is- it could be a place I won't go to, a plan I won't follow, a person I won't have anything to do with, etc.

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    Re: a no-go

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    Does "X is a no-go with me" mean "X doen't go with me"?


    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    (1) If you visit the city of X, have a nice time. But remember that the Y

    neighborhood in X is a no-go. (Don't go there. It's too dangerous and

    full of violent people.)

    (2) The Parser is a no-go with me. = I do not like him; I want nothing to

    do with him; keep him away from me; don't even mention his name to me.

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    Thumbs up Re: a no-go

    Dear Parser,

    It is always a pleasure reading your instructive posts and your excellent examples. Your above post is not an exception either, except for the bit about your being a no-go with us. You are, of course, quite the opposite. We are all thankful to have you "in our midst".

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    Re: a no-go

    What is the opposite of a no-go? A do-go?

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    Re: a no-go

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    What is the opposite of a no-go? A do-go?

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    (1) I know no thing about the space program, but it seems that before American

    astronauts are sent up into the sky, a go/ no go decision has to be made by those

    in charge.

    (2) I also believe that some people like to add the adjective "definite."

    Tom: I'm thinking about adding Paris, Berlin, and Moscow to our trip next year.
    Martha: As far as I'm concerned, Berlin is a definite go.

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    Mona: Shall I invite The Parser to our party?
    Ralph: You know very well that he is a no-go with me!
    Mona: Well, what about Maria?
    Ralph: Now you're talking. She's a definite go!

    (3) I found these examples on the Web:

    [Singer] Bobby Newton is a definite go see.

    Bringing wine to her house is a definite go, but that's not all you have to do.

    This place is your definite go-to place for a broad range of delicatessan goods.

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    Re: a no-go

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    What is the opposite of a no-go? A do-go?
    I remember a bit of irritating slang from the 1980s - back then the opposite of "no go" was simply "go!" As in "Where should we have our company picnic this year, in Detroit or in Birmingham?" Folks queried might answer "Birmingham is go!" and when all the votes were tabulated, if the person taking the poll was all hip and cool and stuff he'd also state "Birmingham is go!" instead of "We've decided that this year's picnic will be held in Birmingham."

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    Re: a no-go

    Thunderbirds are go!

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    Re: a no-go

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    What is the opposite of a no-go? A do-go?
    It should be a go-go!

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    #10

    Re: a no-go

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Thunderbirds are go!
    And all your base are belong to us.

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