Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

go-to (guy/girl/person)

go-to guygo-to girlgo-to person
1) the best person or place for a certain problem or service
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    • Cian is our go-to guy
  • Analysis
    A ‘go to is an adjective used to describe a person who is an expert in dealing with a particular issue or problem. It can also be used for places or services. It is an informal expression used in professional and social contexts. This expression is similar to saying 'he's our guy', used to indicate whose role it is to handle a certain responsibility.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. You should order from Farley's. They're my go-to for party decorations.
    2. Nuts and seeds are my go-to snack when I'm on the move all day.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. If I were you I'd talk to Jamie. He's the go-to guy when it comes to I.T. in here.
    2. I think we need a go-to person for legal queries like this. Could you recommend anyone?
    3. Tom is my go-to person when it comes to closing a deal. Not only is he a great negotiator, but he is also ruthless when he needs to be.
    4. Whenever I'm looking for the best way to launch a new product, I get in touch with Brenda. Her company is the go-to organization when it comes to marketing.
    5. I've shown you the ropes as best I can, but if you have any problems with the computer system then talk to Mike. He's the go-to person for technical issues.
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