WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
go•ings-on /ˈgoʊɪŋzˈɑn/USA pronunciation   n. [plural] [Informal.]
  1. Informal Termsconduct or behavior, esp. when improper or dishonest:strange goings-on.
  2. Informal Termshappenings;
    events:the goings-on of daily life.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
go•ings-on  (gōingz on, ôn),USA pronunciation n. [Informal.]
  1. Informal Termsconduct or behavior, esp. when open to criticism:We had never seen such goings-on asat the last dance.
  2. Informal Termshappenings;
    events:The American newspaper kept her in touch with the goings-on back home.
  • noun, nominal use of present participle phrase going on 1765–75


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

goings-on pl n informal
  1. actions or conduct, esp when regarded with disapproval
  2. happenings or events, esp when mysterious or suspicious



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