One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Attack or criticize (someone)‘she's always having a go at me’
attack, censure, criticize, denounce, condemn, arraign, find fault with, lambaste, pillory, disapprove of, carp at, cavil at, rail against, inveigh against, cast aspersions on, pour scorn on, disparage, denigrate, deprecate, malign, vilify, besmirch, run down, give a bad press toView synonyms
- ‘I think there's more understanding now, but let's face it, the fans need someone at the top to have a go at when the club isn't giving them the happiness they want.’
- ‘I feel that I'm always having a go at Lori in her comments, which I'm not, because I like Lori, and certainly wish she would post more.’
- ‘At election times, they were always having a go at him and ribbing him about his unwavering support for me.’
- ‘I have always stuck up for the players and not publicly had a go at them when they've not played particularly well.’
- ‘The problem is my aunt and uncle are always having a go at me.’
- ‘Personally, I suspected that Jaden and Lisa liked each other, even though it always seemed they were having a go at each other, they just didn't want to admit it.’
- ‘Even when he was having a go at the critics, he remained incredibly dignified.’
- ‘This was with a guy I'd had problems with over the years; he was having a go at a friend of mine so I beat him up, then robbed him.’
- ‘It's normal that the two big rivals in any league will always have a go at each other.’
- ‘Not everyone has the presence of mind or courage of Mrs Beauchamp, although we would never recommend having a go at an intruder.’
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