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Definition of "goings-on" []

  • Informal Actions or behavior, especially when regarded with disapproval: "cool observers of nutty goings-on” ( Variety). (noun-plural)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "goings-on" in a sentence
  • "This is where the congregations featured in our vignettes are particularly valuable, as they have given us an opportunity to observe the goings-on in many different religious communities around the United States."
  • "On a cold Monday morning twenty miles to the east of Concord, the parish leadership at Trinity Episcopal Church in the city of Boston gathers for a Program and Ministry meeting, where they will coordinate the weekly goings-on at one of the largest Episcopal parishes in the country."
  • "Apparently setting off the bomb did do something, and now as each episode tracks the goings-on at the island, we also get a glimpse of the main characters in this new alternate reality."