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from the word go


  1. (informal) from the very beginning

Example Sentences Including 'from the word go'

At Melbourne, I was at odds culturally with the officials from the word go , I think.
Courier, Sunday Mail (2005)
But overall The Incredibles game is a classy effort, right from the word go.
canada.com (2004)
Ganguly should either take his chances from the word go or he should block and take singles till his confidence is restored.
Outlook India (2005)
Not here, where they charged Pounds 20 for three lamb cutlets from the word go.
Times, Sunday Times (2004)
Unfortunately, arguments were just what everyone got, almost from the word go.
Gunston, Bill Plane Speaking - a personal view of aviation history
`I reckon," Bill O'Reilly said, `that the French hadn't got their hearts in it, right from the word go.
Townsend, Eileen In Love and War
`We - the Italian community - ran into what we thought were insurmountable problems right from the word go - and that was a long time ago.
Jenkins, Geoffrey A Daystar of Fear


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