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go-to guy1


a person to whom one turns for help or support; also called go-to person


Mark is my go-to guy for programming.

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go-to guy

noun phrase

  1. A player to whom the ball is thrown for a fairly sure score: He was our go-to guy down low. And you knew if he got fouled he'd make his free throws/ He's once again the go-to guy on the best team in the conference (1990s+ Basketball)
  2. (also go-to office) The best person or place to go for information, action, etc: Professor Wilson is the main go-to guy on race and poverty for the institutions that shape agendas/ His became the go-to office for getting things done (1990s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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