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English definition of “go west”

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go west

UK informal
If something goes west, it is lost, damaged, or spoiled in some way: I couldn't get a ticket - that's my last chance to see the show gone west.
Translations of “go west”
in Chinese (Traditional) (某物)丟失不見, 被弄壞,被破壞…
in Chinese (Simplified) (某物)丢失不见, 被弄坏,被破坏…
(Definition of go west from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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