Successful ones, like Louis Gerstner at IBM, go down in corporate lore.
Even if we didn't have new ideas that kept pinging the economy, and filtering in, the economy would only go down so far.
Murtha will not go down as one of the great legislators of our age.
The tagline on his website, which he launched in July, reads: “If you don't want your drone to go down, don't fly it in town!!!!!”
The race for Best Director is looking like it will go down to the wire.
Can you let me go down to the grave without teaching me one prayer.
He could not have thought we intended to go down the river and cross the bar in the night.
We might go down to the rink father had made on purpose for Horatia.
"go down to the door and wait, in case she tries to get out," said the colonel.
Two roads are opened to them; but they must go down one or the other.
Old English gan "to go, advance, depart; happen; conquer; observe," from West Germanic *gai-/*gæ- (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian gan, Middle Dutch gaen, Dutch gaan, Old High German gan, German gehen), from PIE *ghe- "to release, let go" (cf. Sanskrit jihite "goes away," Greek kikhano "I reach, meet with"), but there is not general agreement on cognates.
The Old English past tense was eode, of uncertain origin but evidently once a different word (perhaps connected to Gothic iddja); it was replaced 1400s by went, formerly past tense of wenden "to direct one's way" (see wend). In northern England and Scotland, however, eode tended to be replaced by gaed, a construction based on go. In modern English, only be and go take their past tenses from entirely different verbs.
The word in its various forms and combinations takes up 45 columns of close print in the OED. Verbal meaning "say" emerged 1960s in teen slang. Colloquial meaning "urinate or defecate" attested by 1926. Go for broke is from 1951, American English colloquial; go down on "perform oral sex on" is from 1916. That goes without saying (1878) translates French cela va sans dire. As an adjective, "in order," from 1951, originally in aerospace jargon.
1727, "action of going," from go (v.). The sense of "a try or turn at something" is from 1825; meaning "something that goes, a success" is from 1876. Phrase on the go "in constant motion" is from 1843.
To become inoperative; stop functioning (1980s+ Computer)
To happen; go: He wanted this scam to go down as rigged/ You can't define it in terms of what kind of rap is going down (1940s+ Black)
To be convicted and punished; fall: I want somebody to go down for killing the kid and her baby/ You going down on this thing? (1906+)
from the git-go, from the word go, give something a shot, have a crack at something, have something going (or working) for someone or something, let fly, let oneself go, no-go, no go, on the go, tell someone where to get off, there you go, to go, way to go, what goes around comes around