from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal The beginning; outset: "My candidate from the get-go . . . never got going.” ( David Nyhan).
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- n. The beginning.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the time at which something is supposed to begin
First of all, I think that it's important for prosecutors to work with victims very closely from the get-go, which is something that I think, as Mr. Johnson reflected, something that's been implemented under law in most states.
So they hated their "target" audience from the get-go, and despite wanting to get away from "Science Fiction" they are going to continue doing the same thing:
Viko's career at Bain was plagued with problems from the get-go, when he started his internment there on the wrong foot by immediately mounting an unsuccessful and confusing-to-others campaign to change the corporation name from "Bain & Co." to "Jain & Co."
Too many cop shows are fat and predictably lazy from the get-go, relying too much on smartphones and lab results; "The Chicago Code" feels like an old-fashioned and vigorous foot pursuit.
Obama from the get-go has shown little interest in, indeed often hostility to, democracy promotion.
We have been against this war from the get-go and have said so repeatedly.
Our military policy regarding Iraq and Afghanistan should have been made personal to every American from the get-go; but of course, Bush and Cheney just told us to ignore their blunders and go shopping.
Â In this, the post-Infinite Crisis era, I thought we were supposed to have a kinder, gentler Batman, but this Bruce Wayne is kind of a high-handed jerk from the get-go.
In ruling out a Yes vote from the get-go, Israel conceded immediate defeat in the world body, in the process forgoing a range of tactical advantages it could have gained by signaling qualified support for a resolution and then negotiating to help shape its wording to a text Israel could have profited by backing.
No matter what you think of the administration's decision on birth control, I think we can all agree that it was handled extremely badly from the get-go.
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