1. Could you give me some examples where I can use NO GO like this one I read in a book ''I tried to locate him by radio, but it was no go''
I think I undesrtand it but I want to be really sure.
2. Is it common expression?
3. Thank you
It's common in BE, I'm not sure about AE. 'No go' just means 'it didn't work out' or 'it was impossible'. Maybe it comes from a GO/NO GO gauge, which is used to measure whether or not mechanical parts fit together. There is not necessarily any idea of movement.
"I asked her to marry me, but it was no go."
"I tried to persuade him to eat turtle soup, but it was no go."
"I put a new battery in the remote, but it was still no go."