try to figure it out, try to figure out why, etc.
To try to understand, esp something contradictory or astonishing: Evidence that drug abuse and street crime derive principally from absence of strong fathers. Go figure/ Who knows. Go figure people
[fr Yiddish gey vays, ”go know”]
noun 1. a card game for two or more persons similar to the game of authors.
- Go fishing
verb phrase To undertake a search for facts, esp by a legal or quasi-legal process like a grand-jury investigation (1960+)
- Go flatline
verb phrase To die: In the ambulance he went flatline (1980s+) Related Terms flatline [Cyberpunk SF, refers to flattening of EEG traces upon brain-death] also “flatlined”. 1. To die, terminate, or fail, especially irreversibly. In hacker parlance, this is used of machines only, human death being considered somewhat too serious a matter to employ jargon-jokes […]
- Go for all the marbles
verb phrase go for broke: He goes for all the marbles (1970s+)