carrying-on

carrying-on

[kar-ee-ing-on, -awn]
noun, plural carryings-on. Informal.
1.
irresponsible, irritating, self-indulgent, or overwrought behavior: The baby-sitter was exhausted from the child's noisy carrying-on.
2.
improper or immoral behavior.

Origin:
1855–60

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carrying-on
 
n , pl carryings-on
1.  unconventional or questionable behaviour
2.  excited or flirtatious behaviour, esp when regarded as foolish

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