go to the country

idiom

British
: to call for a general election to be held
He went to the country and won.

Examples of go to the country in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Congress is set to approve an additional $44.9 billion to go to the country and NATO allies. Natalie Andrews, WSJ, 21 Dec. 2022 Immigration activists have said that many migrants have legitimate reasons to go to the country and the government should offer legal routes to get there safely. Fox News, 8 Aug. 2020

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'go to the country.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Dictionary Entries Near go to the country

Cite this Entry

“Go to the country.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20to%20the%20country. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!