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pass go

Definition of pass go in English:

Successfully complete the first stage of an undertaking: home builders can’t actually pass go unless they sell the houses
[from a manoeuvre in the board game Monopoly]
More example sentences
  • Nor have I got a pass go collect £200 option either.
  • All of this newest craze will undoubtedly be judged by how many times we "pass go" on the boards.
  • But unless we apply the knowledge that we have gained, we cannot pass go, as it were.
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