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    #1

    go great with something

    Hello.

    "Red wine suits this dish."

    Can I say "goes great with" in place of "suits"?


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    #2

    Re: go great with something

    It's rather too informal phraseology. I would say "Red wine complements this dish".


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    #3

    Re: go great with something

    Holding the fort with cheap, tasty ham hocks: ThePost.ie
    Bottled Guinness goes great with this dish, but if you want to try a wine with it, you canít beat a slightly off-dry German riesling.

    1. Bottled Guinness goes great with this dish.
    2. Bottled Guinness complements with this dish.
    3. Bottled Guinness enhances this dish.

    Although #1 sounds less informal than #2 and #3, do these all mean the same thing?


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    #4

    Re: go great with something

    It is subtle, but Guinness being a strong stout is able to stand up to the strong flavours of the ham hock; that is different from complementing the flavour of the food or actually improving the overall flavour.

    To a native, the fact that ham hock is a fairly robust and non-sophisticated dish leads to the suitability of Guinness to drink with it.

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