Have a go at this one

I thought we were due for a couple of “light” posts… since I’m sure we all “ate heavy” over the holidays, right?

This one comes from faithful reader Jo. She’d mentioned in before, but in her response to my discout meat post, she used it again, and it reminded me.

It’s “a go of” something. In her comment, she mentions that her quality but inexpensive ground beef went in part to make “a nice go of chili.” We had talked before about making “a go of” iced tea instead of a pitcher.

Now, my question is, what’s that come from? I couldn’t find anything online. One idea I had is it might be short for a “go-around” or “go-round.” (You know, a complete … something is a go-round? So a complete “thing” of iced tea might be a “go” instead of a pitcher. A complete “thing” of chili might be a “go” instead of a pot.)

I don’t know. Just an idea. Discuss!!

About Joan Concilio

My name is Joan and I'm a lifelong Yorker. Throughout high school and college, I swore I was getting out of here as soon as possible. Now, a few years later, I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be. I love my town, and I hear every day from readers who love their towns, too. So please, connect with me and let's share what makes life in York County great. I'm here to help you enjoy this place as much as I do!
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