- inoperative; canceled: The Tuesday space launch is no-go.
- not ready.
- not functioning properly.
Origin of no-go
First recorded in 1865–70
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Examples from the Web for no-go
“Swaths of the north are no-go areas,” said an executive at a leading oil company.Boko Loco: A View From Nigeria
May 9, 2014
Secure the border; ceding a no-go zone to foreign drug lords on American territory is not acceptable.A Centrist Gets Fighting Mad
October 13, 2010
To a young artist in the 1980s, the SoHo galleries that mattered seemed an unreachable territory, a no-go land.Mapping the Art World
December 24, 2009
Word Origin and History for no-go
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper