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I don't really remember in which context I saw it. Is there more than one meaning?

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On the go is used in two main contexts.

The most common use is when you do something "on the go." This means "while traveling." For example, if you can eat a food on the go, it means that it is easy to eat while traveling without making a big mess; something like an apple.

A less common use is to be very busy so that you have no time to do other things.

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On the go can mean very busy:

He has been on the go the whole day

or in the process of being produced:

She has a new book on the go.

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I've been on the go all day means 'I've been working hard all day'. On the go can also mean 'while travelling'. And also, apparently, 'slightly drunk'.

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