Definition of go-to in English:



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

    ‘he seems to have become the go-to guy for working with kids and animals’
    ‘the go-to label for Parisian socialites in the 40s and 50s’
    • ‘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.’