go at it? Hello, I am wondering about the meaning of it and how to understand the phrase in the sentence below. " Her and her gal pals really went at it last night, which is why it looks like a crack house." Thank you for your valuable opinion on it.
Jun 13, 2019 2:58 AM
Answers · 3
Someone 'went at it' is idiom for saying someone did something with a great intensity or fervour. There is almost an idea of maniacal or wild intensity or an intensity far beyond *normal*. I almost have an image in my mind of someone doing something with an exaggerated or cartoonish intensity. So in your example, 'her and her gals' were doing something or some activity (partying ? drugs ?) in an intense almost wild manner.
June 13, 2019
Still haven’t found your answers?
Write down your questions and let the native speakers help you!