Would you explain the grammar of "so goes an unusually heated..." in the sentence below?

"Impossible!" the first one shouts. Voices rise. And so goes an unusually heated example of what some people call the mommy wars.

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    What do you mean by the "grammar point" of the passage? What would you like to know about it? – Dan Bron Jul 29 '16 at 15:44
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    "And so goes" is an idiom of sorts meaning roughly "this is typical". – Hot Licks Jul 29 '16 at 15:54
  • The verb (goes) and subject (example) have been transposed from the usual order. As HL points out so goes is idiomatic for "proceeds in the usual way". – deadrat Jul 29 '16 at 18:08

It's used in the following sense:

So adverb In the way described or demonstrated; thus: so it was that he was still a bachelor - ODO

The sentence is describing the shout and raised voices as "an unusually heated example of what some people call the mommy wars".

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