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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.]
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              So gracious were the goes of marriage. --Marston.
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     2. A circumstance or occurrence; an incident. [Slang]
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              This is a pretty go.                  --Dickens.
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     3. The fashion or mode; as, quite the go. [Colloq.]
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     4. Noisy merriment; as, a high go. [Colloq.]
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     5. A glass of spirits. [Slang]
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     6. Power of going or doing; energy; vitality; perseverance;
        push; as, there is no go in him. [Colloq.]
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     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.
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     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.
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     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.]
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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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