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no-go

or no go

[ noh-goh ]
/ ˈnoʊˈgoʊ /
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adjective Informal.
not authorized or approved to proceed; canceled or aborted: The Tuesday space launch is no-go.
not ready to go or proceed.
not functioning properly; inoperative: The ticket machine was no-go.
(of an area) having restricted entry: hazardous no-go zones.
noun Informal.
a plan or idea that is canceled, rejected, or otherwise fails to be realized: We asked to borrow the car, but that was a no-go, so we’ll have to take the bus.
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Origin of no-go

First recorded in 1865–70
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Other Idioms and Phrases with no-go

no go

see no dice.

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