go at it

idiom

: to fight or argue
Our neighbors were arguing again last night. They went at it for almost an hour.

Examples of go at it in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When going through difficult times like this, don't go at it alone. Ashlyn Messier, Fox News, 24 Jan. 2024 The key to habit smashing is to start small and go at it gradually. Julia Ries, SELF, 2 Jan. 2024 The only remedy is a new generation to take another go at it. Lauren Michele Jackson, The New Yorker, 22 Dec. 2023 Famously, the man born Chancellor Bennett, now 30, would spurn the labels and go at it as an independent artist. Kenan Draughorne, Los Angeles Times, 18 Sep. 2023 Additionally, Meir’s conversations with US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger (Liev Schreiber, nailing the voice), billed as the film’s high points in terms of watching two great actors go at it, are treated as mere soundbites and clever quips the filmmakers can use in ads and trailers. Odie Henderson, BostonGlobe.com, 24 Aug. 2023 The player who chose the trump suit has the option to play with a partner or go at it alone. Stephen J. Beard, USA TODAY, 17 Aug. 2023 Whacking unsuspecting produce with the flat side of my knife (or a rolling pin to really go at it) is more energizing and amusing than slicing neat pieces. Melissa Clark, New York Times, 9 Aug. 2023 Human error can occur with high-impact bouts, especially when people go at it unsupervised (like solo at the gym or in a crowded group class). Caitlin Carlson, Women's Health, 15 May 2023 See More

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“Go at it.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20at%20it. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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