go it alone

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go it alone (third-person singular simple present goes it alone, present participle going it alone, simple past went it alone, past participle gone it alone)

  1. (idiomatic) To do something alone or independently, especially something that is normally or better done in groups. (The preposition on is often used in order to indicate what is being done—see quotations.)
    He quit working for the company and decided to go it alone as a consultant, instead.
    • 2017 March 27, “The Observer view on triggering article 50”, in The Observer[1]:
      So now the hard Brexiters say, with astonishingly cynical mendacity, that Britain would be better off going it alone.
    • 2017 May 6, Peter Suderman, “The House Health Care Disaster Is Really About Taxes”, in The New York Times[2]:
      Republicans planned to use the reconciliation process to go it alone on both health care and tax reform.
  1. (card games) To play a hand without the assistance of one's partner.

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