from the get-go


1. immediately or from the very start of something






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know something from the get-go

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This expression, used especially in North American English, means from the very beginning or outset of something. It is common in both a social and professional context, though strictly in an informal way. It would not be appropriate to use this term in an official document or correspondence, for example. A similar expression is 'right off the bat.'

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  1. There has always been animosity between Frank and David. They didn't like each other from the get-go.
  2. From the get-go, I knew moving to this neighbourhood would be a positive change for our family.
  3. I was good at football from the get-go, from a young age people told me I was talented.

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  1. There was no question in my mind that Tom was going to be a valuable asset to this business. I knew it from the get-go.
  2. Jane was involved with the project right from the get-go. It wouldn't have succeeded without her.

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