One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An area that is dangerous or impossible to enter or to which entry is restricted or forbidden.
- ‘An army of rats is turning an area off Walmersley Road into a no-go area, according to nearby residents.’
- ‘Talk also to people out for a normal evening and finding no-go areas developing in their neighbourhoods because of violence and drunken behaviour.’
- ‘A resident had voiced concerns over the parks becoming no-go areas for the public at night but the police have responded quickly with the extra patrols.’
- ‘It seems North Street is in danger of becoming a no-go area.’
- ‘Those under 16s caught in the new no-go areas - probably parks and near shopping blocks - could be bundled into police cars and taken home.’
- ‘People must continue to regard these as no-go areas as we will take action towards anybody wilfully ignoring the closures.’
- ‘The ‘honeymoon period’ is intended to warn drivers that places they have previously parked without problems will become no-go areas.’
- ‘Charity workers claim that controversial changes to the town's parking arrangements are turning it into a no-go area for disabled people, reports Michelle Steele.’
- ‘We are no longer prepared to tolerate our town and city centres becoming no-go areas on Friday and Saturday nights.’
- ‘He said some city centres had already been turned into late-night no-go areas because of excessive drinking.’
- ‘She didn't like the rubbish and old mattresses piling up outside the empty house next door, the graffiti plastered all over the estate, or the no-go areas in the local park.’
- ‘Other towns and city centres have become no-go areas for ordinary people after dark.’
- ‘And then night bus services were cancelled when the estate became considered a no-go area.’
- ‘There are areas in the town being perceived as no-go areas.’
- ‘Sporadic fighting persists in US controlled areas and the holy cities of Najaf and Karbala are no-go areas for US troops.’
- ‘For the purpose of wind development the peninsula is a no-go area where no wind farms will be allowed.’
- ‘The scheme features environmentally-friendly buildings, landscapes and transport on the site and the new campus will be a virtual no-go area for the motor car.’
- ‘Worried parents have complained that youngsters have made the park a no-go area for their younger children with underage drinking and drug taking.’
- ‘The programme didn't sit on the fence, nor should it with our town and city centres being turned into no-go areas for anyone sober and over 35.’
- ‘A series of high profile crimes in the town centre has led some to view it as a no-go area at night.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.