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Impossible, hopeless, or forbidden:‘I tried to start the engine again, but it was no go’
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 onView synonyms
- ‘Highway 8, between Baghdad and Hillah is also considered a no go route by humanitarian organisations.’
- ‘Two weeks before the Italy's general election, parts of Italy became no go, as cars were banned to protect the environment.’
- ‘He said: ‘We want to dispel the myth that Temple Hill Square is a no-go zone.’’
- ‘The so-called Sunni Triangle west of Baghdad is now a no-go zone.’
- ‘The police tell us categorically that there is no such thing as a no go zone.’
- ‘In any case, large parts of the region could become a no go zone for the ‘legitimate’ government.’
- ‘The area is becoming a no-go zone - properties that used to be nice can't be let.’
- ‘Certain boroughs in that area are almost no go for my colleagues with shootings reported everyday.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘What specifically would he do in these so-called no-go zones?’
- ‘Residents regularly complain about their neighbourhoods becoming no-go zones because of groups of juveniles around the streets drinking, swearing and becoming abusive.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘So, we're not going to take back these no-go zones.’
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