From the very beginning; from the outset; immediately upon starting.

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  • Suggesting a footrace that is begun with the word "go".
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I watched him closely from the word go because I did not trust him.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

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From the Word GoFrom the very start of something, inception or onset of something
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