[goh-ingz-on, awn]
noun Informal.
conduct or behavior, especially when open to criticism: We had never seen such goings-on as at the last dance.
happenings; events: The American newspaper kept her in touch with the goings-on back home.

1765–75; noun use of present participle phrase going on

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pl n
1.  actions or conduct, esp when regarded with disapproval
2.  happenings or events, esp when mysterious or suspicious: there were strange goings-on up at the Hall

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Example sentences
How to picture the dynamic goings-on inside body organs once was one of the
  hottest unsolved mysteries in medicine.
Or browse the site to learn the latest goings-on in the city's social scene as
  well as topics of political discussion.
Tips flowed in from readers about political goings-on in their communities.
And he's into this hold-me-tight thing, and she's captured by his goings-on.
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