go to town

go to town  {v. phr.},  {slang}
1. To do something quickly or with great force or energy; work fast or hard.
The boys went to town on the old garage, and had it torn down before Father came home from work.
While Sally was slowly washing the dishes, she remembered she had a date with Pete that evening; then she really went to town.
Compare: IN NO TIME, MAKE TIME.
Contrast: TAKE ONE'S TIME.
2. or go places
To do a good job; succeed.
Our team is going to town this year. We have won all five games that we played.
Dan was a good student and a good athlete; we expect him to go places in business.
Categories: slang time verb

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