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Go fishing

verb phrase

To undertake a search for facts, esp by a legal or quasi-legal process like a grand-jury investigation (1960+)


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  • Go for all the marbles

    verb phrase go for broke: He goes for all the marbles (1970s+)

  • Go for nothing

    Be useless, serve no purpose. For example, He lost the case, so all our efforts on his behalf went for nothing. [ Late 1500s ] Also see: go for, def. 2.

  • Go forth

    verb (intransitive, adverb) (archaic or formal) 1. to be issued: the command went forth that taxes should be collected 2. to go out: the army went forth to battle

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