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for No go
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Go \Go\, n.
1. Act; working; operation. [Obs.]
So gracious were the goes of marriage. --Marston.
2. A circumstance or occurrence; an incident. [Slang]
This is a pretty go. --Dickens.
3. The fashion or mode; as, quite the go. [Colloq.]
4. Noisy merriment; as, a high go. [Colloq.]
5. A glass of spirits. [Slang]
6. Power of going or doing; energy; vitality; perseverance;
push; as, there is no go in him. [Colloq.]
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.
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.]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
25 Moby Thesaurus words for "no go":
aimless, bankruptcy, defeat, failure, feckless, futility,
ill success, impossible, impotent, ineffective, ineffectual,
losing game, meaningless, nonaccomplishment, nonsuccess, of no use,
pointless, purposeless, successlessness, superfluous, unavailing,
unsuccess, unsuccessfulness, useless, uselessness
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