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the get-go

the beginning

TRANSLATION

the get-go = von Anfang an, (ganz) von Beginn an

STATISTICS

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"So an anti-trade argument really doesn't get very far in Canada from the GET-GO." Exports plus imports account for 65% of Canada's GDP,…"

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the get-go
noun (informal, U.S.)

- the very beginning

e.g. "They've had trouble with the new product from the get-go"

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Origin

First recorded in 1966, this Americanism may be a simplification of the phrase "to get the go-ahead" (i.e. to begin an enterprise).

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SYNONYMS
get-go

alpha, baseline, beginning, birth, commencement, dawn, day one, genesis, inception, incipience, incipiency, kickoff, launch, morning, nascence, nascency, onset, outset, start, threshold

RELATED WORDS

drawing board, first base, ground zero, square one; creation, founding, inauguration, initiation, institution, origination; cradle, fountain, fountainhead, germ, origin, root, seedbed, source, spring, well, wellspring; dawning, opening; advent, appearance, arrival, début, emergence; childhood, infancy, youth

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