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 Go through Fire and Water to serve you.Go to the Wall (To). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Go to!
 
A curtailed oath. “Go to the devil!” or some such phrase.   1
       
Cassius: I [am] ablef than yourself
To make conditions.
Brutus: Go to! You are not, Cassius.’
       
Shakespeare: Julius Cœsar, iv. 3.
       
GO TO BANFF, and bottle skate.
GO TO BATH, and get your head shaved.
GO TO BUNGAY, and get your breeches mended.
GO TO COVENTRY. Make yourself scarce.
GO TO HEXHAM. A kind of Alsatia or sanctuary in the reign of Henry VIII.
GO TO JERICHO. Out of the way. (See JERICHO.) And many other similar phrases.
 


 Go through Fire and Water to serve you.Go to the Wall (To). 

 
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