Little go
Go Go, n. 1. Act; working; operation. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

So gracious were the goes of marriage. --Marston. [1913 Webster]

2. A circumstance or occurrence; an incident. [Slang] [1913 Webster]

This is a pretty go. --Dickens. [1913 Webster]

3. The fashion or mode; as, quite the go. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

4. Noisy merriment; as, a high go. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

5. A glass of spirits. [Slang] [1913 Webster]

6. Power of going or doing; energy; vitality; perseverance; push; as, there is no go in him. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

7. (Cribbage) That condition in the course of the game when a player can not lay down a card which will not carry the aggregate count above thirty-one. [1913 Webster]

8. Something that goes or is successful; a success; as, he made a go of it; also, an agreement.

``Well,'' said Fleming, ``is it a go?'' --Bret Harte. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Great go}, {Little go}, the final and the preliminary examinations for a degree. [Slang, Eng. Univ.]

{No go}, a failure; a fiasco. [Slang] --Thackeray.

{On the go}, moving about; unsettled. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]


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  • Little go — Little Lit tle (l[i^]t t l), a. [The regular comparative and superlative of this word, littler and littlest, are often used as comparatives of the sense small; but in the sense few, less, or, rarely, lesser is the proper comparative and least is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • little go — see ↑great go under ↑go1 • • • Main Entry: ↑little * * * little go, British Informal. the first examination for the degree of B.A. at Cambridge University; Previous Examination …   Useful english dictionary

  • little go — Responsion Re*spon sion ( sh?n), n. [L. responsio. See {Respond}.] 1. The act of answering. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. (University of Oxford) The first university examination; called also {little go}. See under {Little}, a. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • little-go — noun /ˈlɪtəlɡəʊ/ a) A private lottery, especially when illegal. the interrogators were able to recognize this as, “There was a question just like that on my little go.” b) The first exam taken at university towards a BA degree, discontinued… …   Wiktionary

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  • Little — Lit tle (l[i^]t t l), a. [The regular comparative and superlative of this word, littler and littlest, are often used as comparatives of the sense small; but in the sense few, less, or, rarely, lesser is the proper comparative and least is the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Little chief — Little Lit tle (l[i^]t t l), a. [The regular comparative and superlative of this word, littler and littlest, are often used as comparatives of the sense small; but in the sense few, less, or, rarely, lesser is the proper comparative and least is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Little Englander — Little Lit tle (l[i^]t t l), a. [The regular comparative and superlative of this word, littler and littlest, are often used as comparatives of the sense small; but in the sense few, less, or, rarely, lesser is the proper comparative and least is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Little Englandism — Little Lit tle (l[i^]t t l), a. [The regular comparative and superlative of this word, littler and littlest, are often used as comparatives of the sense small; but in the sense few, less, or, rarely, lesser is the proper comparative and least is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Little finger — Little Lit tle (l[i^]t t l), a. [The regular comparative and superlative of this word, littler and littlest, are often used as comparatives of the sense small; but in the sense few, less, or, rarely, lesser is the proper comparative and least is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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