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1A private (and illegal) lottery. Also figurative. Compare great go. Now historical.
2Oxford University and Cambridge University slang (now historical). The first examination for the degree of B.A., Responsions.
3Any of various minor or preliminary things or activities. Now slang.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in The Sporting Magazine. From little + go.
little go/ˈlɪtl ɡəʊ/
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