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Great Go

A familiar term for a university examination for degrees: the “previous examination” being the “Little Go.”

“Great Go” is usually shortened into “Greats.”

“Since I have been reading ... for my greats. I have had to go into all sorts of deep books.” —Grant Allen: The Backslider, part iii.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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