Also found in: Idioms.
Related to go-to: thesaurus
1. Being a player on an athletic team who is relied upon to make important plays, especially in clutch situations: the team's go-to receiver.
2. Being the person or thing most trusted to accomplish a purpose: "the go-to source for on-line hotel reviews" (Susan Stellin).
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