Definition of no go in English:

no go


  • Impossible, hopeless, or forbidden.

    ‘I tried to start the engine again, but it was no go’
    • ‘He said: ‘We want to dispel the myth that Temple Hill Square is a no-go zone.’’
    • ‘What specifically would he do in these so-called no-go zones?’
    • ‘The so-called Sunni Triangle west of Baghdad is now a no-go zone.’
    • ‘Today, the city is a no-go zone surrounded by United States marines.’
    • ‘There are certain no-go subjects: religion; politics; other people's kids; holidays; home improvements.’
    • ‘In any case, large parts of the region could become a no go zone for the ‘legitimate’ government.’
    • ‘Two weeks before the Italy's general election, parts of Italy became no go, as cars were banned to protect the environment.’
    • ‘So, we're not going to take back these no-go zones.’
    • ‘Certain boroughs in that area are almost no go for my colleagues with shootings reported everyday.’
    • ‘The area is becoming a no-go zone - properties that used to be nice can't be let.’
    • ‘The men, who were carrying explosives, were crawling in a no-go zone near the border fence with Israel when soldiers opened fire, the army said.’
    • ‘Around town, much of the Central Business District is also a no go zone, with strips of orange and yellow bunting restricting access to sections of footpaths, roads and car parks.’
    • ‘Residents regularly complain about their neighbourhoods becoming no-go zones because of groups of juveniles around the streets drinking, swearing and becoming abusive.’
    • ‘They say the area has become a no-go zone for buses after 3.30 pm after vehicles were attacked by stone-throwing yobs - some thought to be just six years old.’
    • ‘Highway 8, between Baghdad and Hillah is also considered a no go route by humanitarian organisations.’
    • ‘The police tell us categorically that there is no such thing as a no go zone.’
    taboo, censored, forbidden, banned, interdicted, proscribed, prohibited, not to be spoken of, ineffable, unspeakable, unutterable, unprintable, indescribable, out of bounds, beyond the pale, off limits, that dare not speak its name, disapproved of, frowned on
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