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Re: Here you go

Posted by Smokey Stover on June 13, 2007

In Reply to: Here you go posted by Amit on June 13, 2007

: What is the meaning of "here you go"?

˚ Mostly it's used in the sense of "Here it is." Store clerk: "Did you want the latest edition? Here you go." Could mean, "I've found it for you." Mom to child on sled: "Oh, you're ready for another slide down the hill? Here you go," and go he does. The adverb "here" may seem technically superfluous, but serves to round out the phrase and nail the action to a place, "here," and a time, "now." There's also "Here we go." Mom, with brood, outside the pizza parlor: "Is everybody ready for pizza? OK, here we go." It means, "Here we go inside," or "At this point we go in." Boy standing on diving board: "Look, Mom, here I go," as he starts his dive. Starting some activity that is the object of our present interest, while calling attention to it, seems an appropriate place for "Here we go" or "Here I go," and in some instances "Here you go," where there is some interaction between you and me.
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