from the word go

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - from the word go

"from the word go"

from the very beginning;

from the outset


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - from the word go

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Where's the new intern?

Colleague 2:  The intern was fired yesterday.

Colleague 1:  But the intern had only been here a couple of weeks.

Colleague 2From the word go, the intern has caused nothing but trouble. On her very first day, she got her dress got in the photocopier and caused hundreds of dollars in damages.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - from the word go

Two students are talking ...

Student 1:  How did you do on Friday's exam?

Student 2:  I failed miserably.

Student 1:  It was to be expected. You were lost in that class from the word go. You never really did grasp the basics right from the beginning and with no grasp of the basic concepts, it would have been extremely difficult to understand any of the concepts built on the basics.

from the word go - Usage:


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from the word go - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for from the word go.

from the word go - Examples:

1)  ... pay their dues and be "good soldiers" rather than making presumptuous demands from the word go. As an undergraduate and master's student at MIT, I paid my ...

2)  Ultimately he will be my bridle-less performance horse so from the word go, I have been guiding him more with my body and less with my ...

3)  This doctor put me on morphine sulfate for the pain. From the word go the morphine made me very sick, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, etc.

4)  ... as that war was a losing proposition so far as the U.S. was concerned from the word go and I believe history has borne out the validity of that view.

5)  It won't be perfect from the word go, but you can bet it will be improved upon.

6)  This story has nothing to do with skepticism, its about training women from the word go to be afraid of all men because one of them might be a rapist.

7)  Buying new means I know its maintenance/repair history from the word go. I drive my cars into the ground anyway so amortized costs are low.

8)  I have participated in the beta from the word go as I bought WoM and had the access.

9)  They had your credit report from the word go, if the had a problem the should of told you in a earlier.

10)  It was clear from the word go (at training camp) that everybody had taken what we said in the ...

11)  With a base of people who are able to share content with friends from the word go, developers are set up to double down on the social experience.

12)  Peterson's lawyers had criticized what they called sloppy police procedures from the word go

13)  are optional and won't affect your core game-play experience. Our mission, from the word go, has been to deliver a faithful recreation of the original game, ...

14)  ... there are a couple of free tools you can access right from the word go that will improve your chances of success on Pinterest.

15)  I've been saying it from the word go: Facebook is in dire need of a photo sharing app.

16)  ... go, and others probably shouldn't. But anyone who goes should know from the word go just how risky it is.

17)  Make stars of your best and hardest workers. Build your program's legacy from the word go.

18)  3M really is an extremely innovative company, and it is drilled into us from the word go that the way that 3M makes money is with NEW IDEAS from the scientists.

19)  ... users a sense that it was a "people" type of product. From the word go, it created an image of being cool to use.

20)  ... not like these were bad loans that suddenly turned bad. There were problems from the word go and someone should have known it.