way to go

Well done, as in That was a great lecture—way to go! This exclamation of approval and encouragement originated in sports, addressed to athletes who are performing well. In the 1960s it began to be used for any kind of achievement.

Nearby words

  1. way of the world, the,
  2. way out,
  3. way point,
  4. way station,
  5. way the wind blows, which,
  6. way-cool,
  7. way-out,
  8. waybill,
  9. waycross,
  10. wayfarer

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.

Examples from the Web for way to go

  • Without more ado she bobbed a curtsy, crept from the chapel, closed the door, and way-to-go back to her cottage.

    News from the Duchy|Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch