To refuse surrender; show fight; nail one’s colors to the mast: The President promised he would go down swinging on that issue
[1930s+; fr baseball, ”to strike out, but swing at the third strike”]
- Go down the line
verb phrase To do whatever is necessary; go all the way: Will unions go down the line for Clinton on the health bills? (1940s+)
- Go down the rabbit hole
verb phrase To use narcotics [1990s+ students; fr Alice in Wonderland, where Alice follows the White Rabbit down the rabbit hole to a land of fantasy]
[guh-dawf-skee, gaw-] /gəˈdɔf ski, gɔ-/ noun 1. Leopold, 1870–1938, U.S. composer and pianist, born in Poland.
/Spanish ɡoˈðɔɪ/ noun 1. Manuel de. 1767–1851, Spanish statesman: Charles IV’s unpopular chief minister (1792–97; 1801–08)