Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

(from the) get-go

from the get-go
Meaning(s)
1) immediately or from the very start of something
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    • know something from the get-go
  • Analysis
    This expression, used especially in North American English, means from the very beginning or outset of something. It is common in both a social and professional context, though strictly in an informal way. It would not be appropriate to use this term in an official document or correspondence, for example. A similar expression is 'right off the bat.'
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. There has always been animosity between Frank and David. They didn't like each other from the get-go.
    2. From the get-go, I knew moving to this neighbourhood would be a positive change for our family.
    3. I was good at football from the get-go, from a young age people told me I was talented.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. There was no question in my mind that Tom was going to be a valuable asset to this business. I knew it from the get-go.
    2. Jane was involved with the project right from the get-go. It wouldn't have succeeded without her.
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