make a go of


: to succeed in doing (something)
He tried starting his own business, but he wasn't able to make a go of it.

Examples of make a go of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Will Majid, 44, make a go of his nascent import business of terra cotta pots? Carol Rosenberg Natalie Keyssar, New York Times, 9 May 2024 This is the second time a bike rental company has tried to make a go of it in Encinitas. Barbara Henry, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 May 2024 Char's Live tried to keep that legacy alive and couldn't make a go of it. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, 3 Apr. 2024 That doesn't mean, however, that there's no room for entrepreneurs to make a go of new e-commerce ventures. Harry Kabadaian, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 Dogstar have been trying to make a go of their sleek, post-grunge alt-rock for decades, but bassist Keanu Reeves’ and drummer Robert Mailhouse’s pesky day jobs as actors keep getting in the way. Kory Grow, Rolling Stone, 11 Aug. 2023 Le Prince tried and failed to make a go of an interior design business. Nat Segnit, Harper's Magazine, 4 Mar. 2022 After attending college on the East Coast, Emily and Sean have moved back, living in houses near their parents and trying to make a go of a small family farm in 21st century California. Los Angeles Times, 17 July 2022 Canadian elk began summering in Kittson and Roseau Counties, then decided to make a go of it full-time south of the border. Tom Carpenter, Outdoor Life, 21 Oct. 2020

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“Make a go of.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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