go stag

Go unaccompanied by a person of the opposite sex to a social event, as in John decided to go stag to his roommate's party, or Some of the girls are going stag to the dance. Although this term originally applied only to men attending an event without a woman companion, it is now applied to women as well. [c. 1900]


Nearby words

  1. go right,
  2. go right through one,
  3. go round,
  4. go so far as to,
  5. go south,
  6. go steady,
  7. go straight,
  8. go the distance,
  9. go the extra mile,
  10. go the limit

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