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Definition of have-a-go in English:


British informal
Denoting a person who bravely intervenes in an attempt to thwart a criminal: the have-a-go hero ran across the road and confronted the thief
More example sentences
  • A have-a-go hero is recovering after being injured while trying to stop thieves escaping from a golf club.
  • A judge awarded a have-a-go hero £500 to thank him for rugby tackling a drug-crazed mugger.
  • Police are trying to trace a have-a-go hero who foiled a machete wielding robber at a petrol station.
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