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chileno March 08, 2011 08:53 PM

On you go
 
Does that mean anything in AmE or BrE? :)

poli March 08, 2011 09:17 PM

In onw meaning it is a mild command meaning move on (vayase)

chileno March 09, 2011 08:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by poli (Post 107188)
In onw meaning it is a mild command meaning move on (vayase)

I understand. I have always heard move on or go on, but never on you go...maybe I wasn't paying attention? :thinking:

Cloudgazer March 09, 2011 02:24 PM

I can only recollect hearing it said to people much younger than the speaker, though I'm not saying its use is limited to that. A very characteristic example for me would be a grandmother who finds children snacking in her kitchen upon returning from something that interrupted her cooking, like a phone call. :D

poli March 10, 2011 06:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chileno (Post 107208)
I understand. I have always heard move on or go on, but never on you go...maybe I wasn't paying attention? :thinking:

It seems old fashioned to me, but here is an example:
At the scene of an accident. Pedestrians stopped to see the what happened. A police officer directs them to keep moving by making a gesture with his arms and saying "on you go."(meaning move on)

Another meaning of on you go:

A mother accompanies her five year old to the school bus. The child pauses before climbing in, and the mother says "on you go" (which is
a gentler way of saying "get on the bus now!")

chileno March 10, 2011 08:22 AM

OK. Thank you Poli and Cloudgazer.

Cloudgazer March 10, 2011 09:50 PM

A variation I just remembered is "off you go" (meaning move on, go away, and as a softly imperative farewell). And I've frequently heard both "on you go" and "off you go" followed by "shoo!".

chileno March 10, 2011 11:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cloudgazer (Post 107341)
A variation I just remembered is "off you go" (meaning move on, go away, and as a softly imperative farewell). And I've frequently heard both "on you go" and "off you go" followed by "shoo!".

That I've heard before and lots of times, "off you go"

AngelicaDeAlquezar March 11, 2011 10:11 AM

@Cloud: Me encanta el remate con "shoo!" :D

poli March 11, 2011 10:28 AM

Do you like scram?


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