to go to town

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - go to town

"to go to town"

to do something with maximum enthusiasm;

to splurge


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - go to town

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1: What is Angela working on so furiously? She is working so intensely that she hasn't even taken a lunch break.

Colleague 2: She is really enthused about a new idea she is working on.

Colleague 1: It must be something really good because she is really going to town on it.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - go to town

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1: How was your friends' wedding last weekend?

Friend 2: Awesome. There was an entire pavilion set up in their parents' sprawling back yard. There were ice sculptures and champagne fountains everywhere. There was a live twelve-piece band. The food was catered by one of the country's top chefs. There were even pony rides for the kids. They must have spent a fortune on the event.

Friend 1: They really went to town, huh?

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to go to town - Usage:


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to go to town - Gerund Form:

Going to town on the pizza, he ate it in under ten minutes.

to go to town - Examples:

1)  ... in cute shapes at home and then let your kid go to town drawing whatever feels holiday-like to him.

2)  ... good comedy, you put 100 people on 100 stages and let them go to town on any subject possible without any real rules. 

3)  ... lots more time and a much bigger development budget, I could really go to town!

4)  You can either get some system cleaning tools and go to town, or you can wipe the slate clean and rebuild your system.

5)  OMG I thought I was the only one that will go to town on the fresh shellfish alone with the whole lemon and butter thing. 

6)  My weakness is nachos. If I get nachos and guacamole I can go to town on that stuff. I asked my team to restrict my intake.

7)  I give her the dry cloth mop and let her go to town on the floors. Crumbs are abundant with toddlers, ...

8)  ... every several months I pull out the steam cleaner and go to town, and my husband and our friends used to think I was nuts.

9)  ... the first thing you need to think about, probably before you really go to town with your argument, is how far you're willing to let this discussion go ...

10)  He is losing political capital by the day because he let congress go to town looting the coffers under the pretense of stimulating the economy and saving jobs.

11)  ... can be purchased for $800 -- and that's if I go to town on it and max out the RAM and processor on it. 

12)  ... make your reader feel the fear you are trying to show. Really go to town with your vocabulary. Use the thesaurus if you get stuck. 

13)  Randy tweeted as little Aubree watched her mom go to town on a mobile device.

14)  ... or French bread and set out the toppings for the kids to go to town building their perfect personal pizza creation. 

15)  Then he and I would go to town with the bats, knocking them down hard, and killing most of them on ...

16)  Give your kids some pots and pans and whistles, and let them go to town. They'll be joining in with the protest chants in no time.

17)  ... hand your child a computer with a non secure browser and have them go to town?

18)  He'll work 8 hours one day and really go to town on his money-making projects, but then he'll take 3 weeks off and do ...

19)  ... and we had the budget to really go to town with stock footage of the era. 

20)  Oh boy, did we go to town with our ordering. We started with a fairly modest order of 14 dishes between ...