go to town

[go to town] {v. phr.}, {slang} 1. To do something quickly or withgreat force or energy; work fast or hard.

The boys went to town onthe old garage, and had it torn down before Father came home fromwork.

While Sally was slowly washing the dishes, she rememberedshe had a date with Pete that evening; then she really went to town.

Compare: IN NO TIME, MAKE TIME. Contrast: TAKE ONE'S TIME. 2. or [goplaces]. To do a good job; succeed.

Our team is going to town thisyear. We have won all five games that we played.

Dan was a goodstudent and a good athlete; we expect him to go places in business.