Definition of go-to in English:


Pronunciation /ˌɡō ˈto͞o/ /ˌɡoʊ ˈtu/


  • 1North American informal Denoting a person or thing that may be relied on or is regularly sought out in a particular situation.

    • ‘a relentlessly hands-on manager who is the go-to guy for any issues related to the 17-day festival’
    • ‘Thanks to their shared investment strategy, Tweedy quickly became Graham's "go-to" broker.’
    • ‘The boys from the label proved why they are the go-to guys for what's ahead in the techno world.’
    • ‘He's become the celebrity's go-to guy for hair.’
    • ‘They were the 'go-to' mics; I loved my 67s.’
    • ‘We are the "go-to" people for Hollywood.’
    • ‘The employee that conducts the goal-setting appointment becomes the go-to person for the member.’
    • ‘This makes her the go-to art consultant among hoteliers.’
    • ‘They hopefully will come to see you as their "go-to" person.’
    • ‘They are the eyes and ears of a cooperative, a primary communications link and the "go-to" source for members.’
    • ‘He was no longer the go-to officer.’
    • ‘Back in 1996, it was the go-to software solution for people who wanted to share a single Internet connection among several computers on a home network.’
    • ‘A recent survey of my friends and relations revealed that their current go-to wines for Thanksgiving dinner are Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.’
    • ‘They're the heavy artillery of pec training, the go-to move when you absolutely need to get the job done.’
    • ‘Although very good, Zinfandel—the go-to barbecue wine in our minds—was not our runaway favorite.’
    • ‘Our aim is to become the go-to company for small enterprises and university spin-outs who want to do business in the US.’
    • ‘Do you have a go-to training food?’
    • ‘My job, as I saw it, would be to follow and log the changes and prepare a blueprint to be used in future as a go-to manual.’
    • ‘It's a pretty much a go-to place when I drink.’
    • ‘The 6000 is one of my "go-to" pieces for reverb, EQ and bus limiting.’
    • ‘This is definitely the go-to site to read about workplace trends, recent studies, and legislation affecting employers.’
    1. 1.1US Denoting a member of a sports team who can be relied on to score points if given the opportunity.
      • ‘For all his size, speed and talent, commodities he holds in abundance, Thornton is in a way the most unfortunate of players: an elite star who's uncomfortable with being his team's go-to guy.’
      • ‘Despite two ejections in the first five games, Wallace has established himself again as the team's go-to guy and leading scorer.’
      • ‘He has emerged as the team's go-to guy.’
      • ‘On a team overflowing with talent, Gordon, is this team's go-to guy, and nothing fazes him.’
      • ‘Williamson was the team's go-to guy down the stretch last year.’