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    Meaning of "to give what goes"

    Hello everyone,

    I am reading the children's poem Sneezles (https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/po...s-by-a-a-milne) but I do not understand the following part of it:
    "They gave him what goes
    With a cold in the nose,"

    What does "to give what goes" mean? Does it mean that he was given the first medicine that was found?

    I could not find any explanation for it online, it would be great if you could help me.

    Thanks.
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    Re: Meaning of "to give what goes"

    They gave him suitable medicine for treating a cold in the nose.

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    Re: Meaning of "to give what goes"

    If you read it as one line, you might see more clearly that the actual collocation is "goes with". The line has been split like that because it's a poem so the two lines have the right rhythm and so that "goes" and "nose" rhyme.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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