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  1. thedaffodils's Avatar
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    go to town

    Hi,

    Could you tell me why "go to town" means "to work hard or very effectively" as The Free Dictionary defines?


    Thank you!

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    Re: go to town

    I'm afraid that the origins of many idioms are obscure. That is why they are called "idioms'.

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