To go it alone
Go Go, v. t. 1. To take, as a share in an enterprise; to undertake or become responsible for; to bear a part in. [1913 Webster]

They to go equal shares in the booty. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

2. To bet or wager; as, I'll go you a shilling. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

{To go halves}, to share with another equally.

{To go it}, to behave in a wild manner; to be uproarious; to carry on; also, to proceed; to make progress. [Colloq.]

{To go it alone} (Card Playing), to play a hand without the assistance of one's partner.

{To go one's way}, to set forth; to depart. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To go it — Go Go, v. t. 1. To take, as a share in an enterprise; to undertake or become responsible for; to bear a part in. [1913 Webster] They to go equal shares in the booty. L Estrange. [1913 Webster] 2. To bet or wager; as, I ll go you a shilling.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • go it alone — to do something by yourself and without help from other people. Honda has chosen to go it alone rather than set up a joint venture with an American partner …   New idioms dictionary

  • go it alone — verb To do something alone or independently, especially something that is normally or better done in groups. He quit working for the company and decided to go it alone as a consultant, instead. Syn: lone it …   Wiktionary

  • go-it-alone — adjective phrase, attested by 1953 (in reference to U.S. foreign policy proposals), from Amer.Eng. verbal phrase attested by 1842 …   Etymology dictionary

  • go it alone — informal to live, work, or make decisions on your own, without any help from other people More women are going it alone in business …   English dictionary

  • go it alone — idi to act or proceed independently …   From formal English to slang

  • To go halves — Go Go, v. t. 1. To take, as a share in an enterprise; to undertake or become responsible for; to bear a part in. [1913 Webster] They to go equal shares in the booty. L Estrange. [1913 Webster] 2. To bet or wager; as, I ll go you a shilling.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To go one's way — Go Go, v. t. 1. To take, as a share in an enterprise; to undertake or become responsible for; to bear a part in. [1913 Webster] They to go equal shares in the booty. L Estrange. [1913 Webster] 2. To bet or wager; as, I ll go you a shilling.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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