: being an area into which entry is forbidden or dangerous
no-go tourist areas

Examples of no-go in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The planned ice maze at the Minnesota Ice Festival is also a no-go, as are several other community programs. Jared Kaufman, Twin Cities, 26 Jan. 2024 Even getting a permit to do the work is often a no-go. Amelia Winger, Miami Herald, 26 Jan. 2024 But late dinners, which tend to start at 10 p.m. and drag on till midnight, are a no-go for him. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, 19 Jan. 2024 O’Dowd says that of the 1,926 homes for sale in the 21 Zip Codes the fund is focusing on, only 46 meet their criteria (pools, for example, are a no-go, for insurance, maintenance, and resale purposes). Curbed, 10 Jan. 2024 So a no-go for Wednesday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the second game of this four-game homestand that opened with a victory Monday night over the Houston Rockets and continues Friday night against the Orlando Magic. Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel, 9 Jan. 2024 The Democratic governor's plan also is a concession that an outright repeal of the program, and the return to a more limited population, is a no-go with Republican lawmakers. The Arizona Republic, 2 Jan. 2024 Some of the priorities championed by social conservatives were a no-go for Democrats. Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, arkansasonline.com, 15 Dec. 2023 Some of the priorities championed by social conservatives were a no-go for Democrats, so negotiators dropped them from the final product to get it over the finish line. CBS News, 13 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of no-go was in 1971

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“No-go.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/no-go. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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