What Does TOTGA Mean in a Text?

TOTGA means "The One That Got Away."

The abbreviation TOTGA is used in relationships to refer to "The One That Got Away." It means that person we regret not having been able to maintain or develop a meaningful romantic relationship with.

We may feel that TOTGA may have truly been "the one," the person with whom we might have been totally happy for the rest of our lives. However, it is just as likely (if not more likely) that this idyllic, imagined relationship would have ended in the same way as any other when put to the test of time.

In 2010, American singer-songwriter Katy Perry had a huge hit with a song titled "The One That Got Away."

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meaning of TOTGA

"The One That Got Away"

Summary of Key Points

"The One That Got Away" is the most common definition for TOTGA on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:The One That Got Away
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

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