going on

going on
happening; occurring. •

What is going on here?

Something is going on in the center of town. Can you hear the sirens?

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{adv. phr.} Almost; nearly. * /Joe is going on six years old./ * /It is going on six o'clock./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.


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