from the word go

idiom

informal
: from the beginning
We were in trouble (right) from the word go.

Examples of from the word go in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lim's voice is distinctive from the word go, the vibrant world of the New York theater scene and the quieter bubble of a Northern California high school easy to envision. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 21 Aug. 2023 And there’s this Milwaukee Marathon, which has had problems from the word go. Lori Nickel, Journal Sentinel, 25 Mar. 2023 The Milwaukee Marathon has been a hot mess though from the word go, first with a couple of measuring mistakes by course-markers, several ownership and race director changes and then just a curse of bad luck lately. Lori Nickel, Journal Sentinel, 26 Mar. 2023 Pretty much from the word go, the audience was trying to figure out who killed whom with what and why. Matt Brennan, Los Angeles Times, 11 Dec. 2022 Fletch, as a character, is sarcastic and irreverent, but that’s only fun if the movie gets you on his side from the word go. Nina Metz, Chicago Tribune, 15 Sep. 2022 The only person who was really honest from the word go was Jimmy Somerville [in Bronski Beat]. Jim Farber, Vulture, 5 May 2022 Alas, that didn’t happen; from the word go, what you were told about the pandemic was often shaded, spun, and squeezed to fit a preexisting narrative. Jim Geraghty, National Review, 26 Oct. 2021 The difference between the clubs was clear from the word go, even though the Reign have struggled in recent matches this season. Andy Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 18 Oct. 2020

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“From the word go.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/from%20the%20word%20go. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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