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where the action is

Slang definitions & phrases for where the action is

where it's at

adverb phrase

At the site of stimulating and modish events, trends, etc; where the action is: Where the important stuff is going on. This is where it's at/ Why should only book writers write books? They're not where it's at/ TV is where it's at

noun phrase

The essential locus of the truth; the core of things: A lot of cats are finding out where it's at in the joint (1960+)

Related Terms

know where it's at


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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