Idioms: the gloves are off -- The Great White North

the gloves are off the fight is beginning, play hardball The candidates have insulted each other. The gloves are off!
the goat the person who is blamed for a problem Ken is the goat, but all he did was open the door for the students.
the going gets rough the task becomes harder, it is a rocky road In the second year, you study law. That's when the going gets rough.
the going rate the standard price or fee, the usual price The going rate for car repairs is about $60 an hour.
The Golden Rule Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. If everyone lived by The Golden Rule, you may not like the way you are treated.
the gospel truth the real truth, as true as the gospel I opened the package to count the cookies - that's the gospel truth!
the grass is greener on the other side of the fence things look better from a distance, it is natural to desire a neighbor's things When you look at other homes, the grass is often greener on the other side of the fence.
The Great One Joe Gretzky, "Gretz" The Great One was the heart of the Edmonton Oilers.
The Great White Hope Caucasian boxer who could win the heavyweight title In the 1970s, George Chuvallo was The Great White Hope.
The Great White North Canada, the true north... Millions of Americans enjoy their holidays in The Great White North.
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