Definition of no go in English:

no go


  • Impossible, hopeless, or forbidden.

    ‘I tried to start the engine again, but it was no go’
    • ‘In any case, large parts of the region could become a no go zone for the ‘legitimate’ government.’
    • ‘Around town, much of the Central Business District is also a no go zone, with strips of orange and yellow bunting restricting access to sections of footpaths, roads and car parks.’
    • ‘Highway 8, between Baghdad and Hillah is also considered a no go route by humanitarian organisations.’
    • ‘Two weeks before the Italy's general election, parts of Italy became no go, as cars were banned to protect the environment.’
    • ‘Certain boroughs in that area are almost no go for my colleagues with shootings reported everyday.’
    • ‘The police tell us categorically that there is no such thing as a no go zone.’
    • ‘The area is becoming a no-go zone - properties that used to be nice can't be let.’
    • ‘So, we're not going to take back these no-go zones.’
    • ‘The men, who were carrying explosives, were crawling in a no-go zone near the border fence.’
    • ‘What specifically would he do in these so-called no-go zones?’
    • ‘Today, the city is a no-go zone surrounded by United States marines.’
    • ‘Residents regularly complain about their neighbourhoods becoming no-go zones because of groups of juveniles around the streets drinking, swearing and becoming abusive.’
    • ‘He said: ‘We want to dispel the myth that Temple Hill Square is a no-go zone.’’
    • ‘There are certain no-go subjects: religion; politics; other people's kids; holidays; home improvements.’
    • ‘They say the area has become a no-go zone for buses after 3.30 pm after vehicles were attacked by stone-throwing yobs - some thought to be just six years old.’
    taboo, censored, forbidden, banned, interdicted, proscribed, prohibited, not to be spoken of, ineffable, unspeakable, unutterable, unprintable, indescribable, out of bounds, beyond the pale, off limits, that dare not speak its name, disapproved of, frowned on