get-go » gecko

Chiefly in:   from the gecko

Classification: English – questionable

Spotted in the wild:

  • The main projected task I set out from the gecko was to contact Rare and inquire about the game itself. (link)
  • We concur; spare the tar and ruffle some feathers later. Best the minors know from the gecko that slovenly behavior and poor work ethics will not be tolerated in our civilized society. (link)
  • You should let the customer know from the gecko that no creative project has ever finalized as planned. (WebDeveloper Forum)
  • Never mind, this cascade is doomed from the gecko. (, Aug 9, 2004)

Marked as “questionable” because the semantics of _gecko_ in this expression are unclear.

| link | entered by Chris Waigl, 2005/08/06 |


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    Commentary by John , 2005/08/09 at 4:19 pm

    My aunt actaully used this one but she referred to the lizard as a ‘get-go’

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    Commentary by Bob Sonntag , 2006/09/15 at 8:02 pm

    Of course, the expression “from the get go” is, in itself, an eggcorn, and meaningless.
    The correct expression is “from the word go”, as in from the very beginning of the process or event in question.
    Common usage has perverted the original expression.

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