(all) in one go: meaning and explanation
If you do something all in one go, you do it in one action (without any breaks or without stopping).
For example, if you have a long journey to do then you might decide to break it up into a series of smaller journeys instead of doing the entire journey all in one go.
Have a go at this dictation exercise to hear this expression being used in context – how much can you understand?
Write your answers to these questions in the comments section, and I’ll get back to you with some feedback:
- If you won the lottery, would you prefer to receive your prize all in one go or bit by bit (e.g. a fixed amount every month)? Why?
- Have you ever watched an entire TV series all in one go?
- When you have something painful, boring or unpleasant to do, do you prefer to do it all in one go or a little bit at a time? For example, I don’t like tidying my flat, so I try to do it all in one go once a week, instead of doing a little bit every day.