The Tuesday space launch is no-go.
not functioning properly.
with sense “where it is forbidden to go,” 1971, from no + go (v.). Earlier it was a noun phrase for an impracticable situation (1870).
Not ready to proceed; inauspicious; blocked: This looks like a no-go situation
[1960s+; probably stimulated recently by astronauts’ use]
- No-go area
noun 1. a district in a town that is barricaded off, usually by a paramilitary organization, within which the police, army, etc, can only enter by force 2. an area that is barred to certain individuals, groups, etc
[adjective noh-goo d; noun noh-goo d] /adjective ˈnoʊˈgʊd; noun ˈnoʊˌgʊd/ Informal. adjective 1. lacking worth or merit; useless; bad: This no-good faucet never did work properly. Her no-good brother sold me the car. noun 2. a person or thing that is worthless or undependable. adj. 1908, from phrase no good “good for nothing.” As a […]
[noh-goo d-nik] /ˈnoʊˈgʊd nɪk/ noun, Slang. 1. a person. noun no-good (1924+) Related Terms -nik
[adjective noh-grohth; noun noh-grohth] /adjective ˈnoʊˌgroʊθ; noun ˈnoʊˈgroʊθ/ adjective 1. failing to or unlikely to grow; showing a lack of progress or development: a no-growth industry. 2. restricting or prohibiting growth or expansion: a no-growth policy; no-growth rulings. noun 3. a policy or practice of curtailing growth, expansion, or development: After expanding too rapidly, the […]