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PRONUNCIATION OF GO GREAT GUNS

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GO GREAT GUNS

go fly a kite
go for
go for a burton
go for broke
go for it
go for the doctor
go for the jugular
go for your life
go forth
go from bad to worse
go halves
go hard
go hard with
go in
go in for
go into
go into detail
go it
go it alone
go like a dream

WORDS THAT END LIKE GO GREAT GUNS

ack-ack guns
buns
buttons
by no means
commons
communications
conditions
connections
directions
gardens
guns
instructions
jeans
lens
means
runs
sons of guns
spike someone´s guns
stick to one´s guns
the runs

Synonyms and antonyms of go great guns in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «go great guns» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GO GREAT GUNS

Find out the translation of go great guns to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of go great guns from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «go great guns» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

去大枪
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ir grandes cañones
570 millions of speakers

English

go great guns
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

महान बंदूकें जाने
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اذهب البنادق كبيرة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

идти большое оружие
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

vão os grandes armas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মহান বন্দুক যান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

aller gros canons
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pergi senjata besar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

gehen große Pistolen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

大きな銃を行く
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

큰 총을 이동
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gunakake senjata gedhe
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đi súng lớn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பெரிய துப்பாக்கிகளைப் போடுங்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

छान बंदूक घ्या
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Büyük silahlar al
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

go grandi cannoni
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przejść wielkie karabiny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

йти велике зброю
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

du-te tunuri mari
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πάνε μεγάλη όπλα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gaan groot kanonne
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

går bra vapen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gå bra våpen
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of go great guns

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GO GREAT GUNS»

The term «go great guns» is normally little used and occupies the 120.851 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GO GREAT GUNS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about go great guns

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GO GREAT GUNS»

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Cassell's Dictionary of Slang
1 [19C+] an important, powerful, influential person, usu. a man. 2 |mid-19C] a successful enterprise. 3 [1910s-20s] a cheerful rogue. great guns adv. [19C+] energetically, successfully, violently, loudly; esp. in phr. go great guns v. and, in ref. to ...
Jonathon Green, 2005
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Start Up!: How to start a successful business from ...
You go great guns don't you — you go Great Guns Marketing?' My company has been going great guns ever since, so the name 'Great Guns Marketing' is very appropriate. It describes what we do for our customers as we help them get their  ...
Liz Jackson, Michael Spain, 2010
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Pocket Posh Crosswords 3: 75 Puzzles
17 Go great guns! 19 You'll get credit for it 20 Before, of yore 21 Type of child 22 A prayer 24 Saratoga Springs, e.g. 26 Kaffiyeh wearer 27 Go great guns! 33 Doesn't just sniffle 36 Fiery fits 37 Steak partner 38 Some spread it on thick 39 ...
The Puzzle Society, 2011
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Idioms in the News - 1,000 Phrases, Real Examples
—Forbes (11/15/2011) Go great guns means advance quickly and successfully. The origin is unknown. The earliest examples I have found are in English dog- racing reports from the 1860's, in which successful greyhounds were said to be ...
Peter Bengelsdorf
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Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms
... give it the gun accelerate powerfully in a car. informal go down with (all) guns firing: see GO. go great guns perform forcefully, vigorously, or successfully. informal 1913 Field A moment later Louvois shot out, passed Sanquhar and Fairy King, ...
John Ayto, 2010
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The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms
a big gun:seea big cheeseatBIG. blow great guns be very windy. informal go down with (all) guns firing:seeGO. go great guns perform forcefully, vigorously, or successfully. informal 1913Field A moment later Louvois shot out, passed ...
Judith Siefring, 2004
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Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms
... everybody's going to be gunning for us. origin: based on the literal meaning of gunning for someone (= to try to find someone so you can shoot them) guns go great guns to be very successful ♢ I'm not worried about our company's future - we ...
Paul Heacock, 2003
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The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Edition
This colloquial expression usually occurs in the phrase go great guns, as in They' re going great guns with those drawings. The expression comes from British naval slang of the late 1700s, when blowing great guns meant a violent gale.
Christine Ammer, 2013
9
Chambers Idioms
... organization etc: The manager appears to run his branch himself, but all the important decisions are made by the big guns at the head office in London. go great guns (inf) to be doing well; to be moving steadily towards one's goal: The blue ...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms
... organization etc: The manager appears to run his branch himself, but all the important decisions art made by the big guns at the head office in London. go great guns (in/) to be doing well; to be moving steadily towards one's goal: The blue ...
Elizabeth McLaren Kirkpatrick, C. M. Schwarz, 1993

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GO GREAT GUNS»

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Bowls: Parkside aim to maintain EBL title push
Queensberry continue to go great guns with last week's 8-1 win away at Leith pushing them into third place and tonight's home match against ... «Edinburgh Evening News, Jul 15»
2
Grafton girls go great guns at NSW Netball championships
FINAL STRETCH: Grafton wing attack Darcee Osbourne (right) playing in the recent Lower Clarence representative netball carnival against ... «Clarence Valley Daily Examiner, Jun 15»
3
The Shortlist Top Gigs
The eclectic British singer and sometimes actor has seen her third album A Perfect Contradiction go great guns over the past 12 months. «Sydney Morning Herald, May 15»
4
Four days of waiting and a funeral
Indra hopes that Nepal's government will finally go great guns on preparing everyone to cope with earthquakes. He says: "Nepal has long been ... «The Straits Times, Apr 15»
5
What poor GDP? USDJPY back up where we began
So far April hasn't lit the world on fire and it's going to have to go great guns to pull these numbers around, early estimate or not. USDJPY H4. «ForexLive, Apr 15»
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UFC: Luke Rockhold more than worthy as title challenger to Chris …
Here's another one who could go great guns in 2015. The strawweight fights with a smile, looks insanely cute, at 21 has a Reebok deal, and in ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Apr 15»
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Arsenal shirt set to go great guns in a charity raffle for March soccer …
Arsenal shirt set to go great guns in a charity raffle for March soccer school. 11:58 26 March 2015. Kath Sansom. Arsenal shirt being raffled for March soccer ... «Cambs Times, Mar 15»
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Students who are still learning English fuel Philly opt-out movement
... Core Curriculum demands kick in for students with serious cognitive deficits, the mass exodus out of Special Ed will REALLY go great guns. «Philadelphia Public School Notebook, Mar 15»
9
Millennial Scientists Face Gutted Funding for Research
But we also identify areas which are ripe for exploration, where something is really starting to go great guns and we don't want to slow that down; in fact, we want ... «Big Think, Mar 15»
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Gayle blows West Indies back on course
Gayle had grown tired of the grind and was ready to go great guns. But he did not take shots in the dark. He aimed his firepower between the ... «ESPNcricinfo.com, Feb 15»

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