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going  

1    If you say that something is going to happen, you mean that it will happen in the future, usually quite soon.  
be going to             phrase  
I think it's going to be successful..., You're going to enjoy this..., I'm going to have to tell him the truth..., Are they going to be alright?     
2    You say that you are going to do something to express your intention or determination to do it.  
be going to      phrase  
I'm going to go to bed..., He announced that he's going to resign..., I was not going to compromise.     
3       n-uncount   You use the going to talk about how easy or difficult it is to do something. You can also say that something is, for example, hard going or tough going.  
the N, adj N  
He has her support to fall back on when the going gets tough..., Though the talks had been hard going at the start, they had become more friendly.     
4       n-uncount   In horse racing and horse riding, when you talk about the going, you are talking about the condition of the surface the horses are running on.  
oft the N  
The going was soft; some horses found it hard work.     
5       adj   The going rate or the going salary is the usual amount of money that you expect to pay or receive for something.  
ADJ n  
She says that's the going rate for a house this big..., That's about half the going price on world oil markets.     
6   
    go  
7    If someone or something has a lot going for them, they have a lot of advantages.  
have sth/a lot going for you      phrase   V inflects, PHR n  
This area has a lot going for it..., I wish I could show you the things you've got going for you.     
8    When you get going, you start doing something or start a journey, especially after a delay.  
get going      phrase   V inflects  
Now what about that shopping list? I've got to get going.     
9    If you say that someone should do something while the going is good, you are advising them to do it while things are going well and they still have the opportunity, because you think it will become much more difficult to do.  
while the going is good      phrase   V inflects  
People are leaving in their thousands while the going is good.     
10    If you keep going, you continue doing things or doing a particular thing.  
keep going      phrase   V inflects  
I like to keep going. I hate to sit still.     
11    If you can keep going with the money you have, you can manage to live on it.  
keep going      phrase   V inflects  
Things were difficult, and we needed her wages to keep going.     
12    If you say that something is enough to be going on with, you mean that it is enough for your needs at the moment, although you will need something better at some time in the future.  
  (mainly BRIT)  
to be going on with      phrase   usu PHR after v  
It was a good enough description for Mattie to be going on with.     
13    You can use going on before a number to say that something has almost reached that number. For example, you can say that someone is going on 40 to indicate that they are nearly 40.  
going on      phrase   PHR num  
14   
    comings and goings  
    going concern  
    concern  
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n.
fear of going to bed
[Psych.]
n.
Taking on the night life after taking care of business during the day.
id.
going from one bar to another
exp.
expression used when nothing is going well
exp.
not to be able to act like a man, be a pussy
slang
v.
to be lost
he went missing my dog went missing for three days
v.
aimer
exp.
Slang expression meaning one being annoying.
"You`re a prick when you ask those questions."
exp.
behave in a manner that is commonly considered as specific to women
[Fam.] it is used most frequently when referring to men who show lack of courage or an excessive shyness or sensitivity. E.g Don't be a pussy; You're such a pussy
exp.
be stupid
expression used when someone becomes irritating
exp.
be a man
familiar
exp.
be kept waiting
v.
be exactly right
[Fam.] Ex.: Her guess was right on the money.
exp.
be tone-deaf
comes from a pun related to Van Gogh (a painter) cutting off his left ear and the expression "have an ear for music" = be particularly good at learning music
adj.
able to be seen
[US] Ex.: the car in front of us was visible because we had the lights on
exp.
to be unable to think for oneself
used in a condescending way
exp.
be in a good shape
exp.
if you can't be arsed to do something, you can't be bothered to do it (you are too lazy to do it)
colloquial, British, very common
exp.
be consumed by an emotion; experience an intense feeling
be beside oneself with joy/ grief/ anger etc.
exp.
to be left in a state of confusion or uncertainty
v.
be the best; shine; dominate
"He/She rocks!/ You rock!" - it's said with admiration for someone whom you consider the best
n.
Could be a drug user?
exp.
think alike about a certain topic; be aligned in opinions; feel the same way about smth.
n.
[child] to be sent to a care organization run by the social services, or to be looked after by foster parents
exp.
disappear ; be absent; leave (temporary or for good)
E.g. "Now, that the parents are out of the picture, we can throw a party". (meaning=Now, that the parents left, that they are no longer here) "James is out of the picture, him and Mary split up"
exp.
be/not be interested in getting married and having a family
exp.
to be likely to do something
banks set to miss lending targets

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