May you be accursed, confounded, humiliated, etc; drop dead, GO FUCK oneself: He wanted me to lie, but I told him to go to hell (1836+)
To deteriorate; be ruined: The whole town’s gone to hell, with that new mayor/ Old Joe’s gone to hell a bit lately (1930s+)
Also, go to the devil or dickens. Go to everlasting torment, ruin, or perdition. For example, Nancy did not mince words but simply told him to go the devil, or Go to hell, Tom, I won’t give you another cent. These phrases are often uttered as angry imperatives to order someone to go away. Hell, devil, and dickens (a euphemism for “devil”) all refer to the underworld, the residence of the devil, from which a person would never return.
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- Go shit in your hat
Related Terms shit in your hat verb phrase To live well and opulently; enjoy prosperity, esp newly; eat high on the hog, piss on ice [1950s+; fr the notion that well-grown cotton means wealth]
- Go-to player
noun See go-to-guy
- Go to show
Help to indicate or serve as evidence. For example, His research goes to show that the medication is ineffective. This term was first recorded in 1842.