Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

the way to go

the way to go
Meaning(s)
1) the best/right way of doing something
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    • that's the way to go about solving the problem
  • Analysis

    'The way to go' is an expression used to say that something is the best method of doing a particular thing. Not to be confused with the expression 'way to go!' which is an American expression to express that someone has done something well or to signal approval. When you say 'that's the way to go', you are expressing that you think the course of action recommended is the best one.

  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. In order to reduce costs, Alice convinced the Board that widespread job cuts were the way to go. In my opinion, such a move is very short-sighted.
    2. I understand that the boss wanted to let Liam know what he'd done wrong, but shouting at him in front of everyone was not the way to go about it.
    3. Lucy believes that the way to go about solving the problem is to get a team of experts together in a room and let them brainstorm for a while.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. I think watching the movie first and then going for dinner is the way to go if nobody is hungry now.
    2. I have two great job offers and I'm not sure which one is the way to go.
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