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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.     
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    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  


easy-going     
If you describe someone as easy-going, you mean that they are not easily annoyed, worried, or upset, and you think this is a good quality.      adj  
  (approval)   
He was easy-going and good-natured...     
-going  
1       comb in n-uncount   -going is added to nouns such as `theatre', `church', and `film' to form nouns which describe the activity of going to that type of place or event.  
oft N n  
...his party-going days as a student.     
2       comb   -going is added to nouns such as `ocean', `sea', and `road' to form adjectives which describe vehicles that are designed for that type of place.  
COMB in ADJ: usu ADJ n  
...one of the largest ocean-going liners in the world.     
3       comb   -going is added to nouns that refer to directions to form adjectives which describe things that are moving in that direction.  
COMB in ADJ: usu ADJ n  
The material can absorb outward-going radiation from the Earth.     
4   
    easy-going  
    ongoing  
    outgoing  
    thoroughgoing  
going-over  
1       n-sing   If you give someone or something a going-over, you examine them thoroughly.  
INFORMAL   Michael was given a complete going-over and then treated for glandular fever.     
2       n-sing   A going-over is a violent attack on or criticism of someone.  
  (BRIT)  
INFORMAL   He gets a terrible going-over in these pages.     
ocean-going     
Ocean-going ships are designed for travelling on the sea rather than on rivers, canals, or lakes.      adj   usu ADJ n  
At the height of his shipping career he owned about 60 ocean-going vessels.     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
going batman o.
taking on the night life after taking care of business during the day.

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n.
fear of going to bed
[Psych.]
id.
going from one bar to another
exp.
expression used when nothing is going well
n.
Peeling the onion means going back in stages find out how a problem actually started.
n.
1. [Rel.] expression used to describe metaphorically a period of ignorance and spiritual crisis that precedes the communion with Divinity ; 2. in a larger meaning, it is used when refering to having a hard time, going through a phase of pessimism, sadness, failure etc.
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