Definition of have-a-go in English:

have-a-go

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adjective

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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