- (slang) An urge to commence a planned journey regardless of circumstances.
1900, Rudyard Kipling, From Sea to Sea, page 214:
- He had served the Queen in the Marines and a Line regiment, and the "go-fever" being in his bones, had drifted to America, there to serve Uncle Sam.
- 1910, P. G. Wodehouse, The Intrusion of Jimmy
- "You seem to do a great deal of moving about." "I do," said Jimmy. "I can't keep still. I've got the go-fever, like that man in Kipling's book.
1921, Edward Verrall Lucas, Rose and Rose: A Story, page 263:
- At last the go-fever broke out. She had been to London — that promoter of restlessness — to stay with a girl artist friend and show her work to some experts
1994, Jim Lovell, Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13, page 14:
- The problem, as many people knew, was that Gus had "go fever": he was itching to fly this spacecraft.