make a go of it

To "make a go of it" means to try something that seems a little challenging and will have a major effect on your life. For example, you can use this phrase when:

  • you're moving out of your parents' house for the first time
  • you're going to move to a new country
  • you're getting married
  • you're quitting your job so that you can change to another, more interesting, career

Here's an example:

After I graduated, I wasn't sure what to do, but I always wanted to try acting. So I moved out to Hollywood and made a go of it.

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