Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “here goes!”

here goes!

(also here goes nothing!) informal
said just before you do something brave or something that you have never done before: Well, I've never ridden a motorbike before, so here goes!Starting and beginningStarting again Grammar:Here and thereHere and there are adverbs.See moreGrammar:Here and there: meaningsWhen we use here, it typically refers to the place where the speaker is, and we see the position of people and things from the speaker’s point of view:See moreGrammar:Here and there with this, that, these, those (demonstratives)We often use here with nouns that have this or these before them, and there with nouns that have that or those before them:See moreGrammar:Here and there after prepositionsWe can use here and there after prepositions:See moreGrammar:Here and there in front positionWe can use here and there in front position, with the subject and verb inverted. The most common expressions of this type are here is x, here comes x, there is x, there goes x:See moreGrammar:Here you are, there you areWe can use here you are and there you are (or, in informal situations, here you go and there you go) when giving something to someone. Here and there have the same meaning in this use:See moreGrammar:Here it is!There he is!We often use here + subject pronoun + be and there + subject pronoun + be at the moment of finding or meeting someone or something we have been looking for or waiting for:See moreGrammar:Here I am!People often say that they have arrived or that someone else has arrived using here + subject pronoun + be:See moreGrammar:Here: on the telephonePeople often use here to identify themselves on the telephone or in voicemail messages:See moreGrammar:Hello there!We often use there in informal situations after hello and hi:See more
(Definition of here goes! from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Translations of “here goes!”

Word of the Day

neighbourly

friendly or helpful

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More