going to

Can be expected to; planning to. - Used after "is" (or "was", etc.), with an infinitive, in the same way "will" is used, to show future. * /Some day that big tree is going to rot and fall./ * /Look at those dark clouds. It's going to rain./ * /The boys are going to practice football this afternoon./ * /For a minute Ben thought the car was going to hit him./ * /I was going to attend the meeting, but after supper I forgot about it./ - Sometimes used without the infinitive. * /That worn rope hasn't broken yet, but it's going to./ * /"Put some more wood on the fire." - "I'm going to."/ Compare: ABOUT TO(1).

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • Going — Go ing, p. pr. of {Go}. Specif.: (a) That goes; in existence; available for present use or enjoyment; current; obtainable; also, moving; working; in operation; departing; as, he is of the brightest men going; going prices or rate. (b) Carrying on …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Going — Go Go, v. i. [imp. {Went} (w[e^]nt); p. p. {Gone} (g[o^]n; 115); p. pr. & vb. n. {Going}. Went comes from the AS, wendan. See {Wend}, v. i.] [OE. gan, gon, AS. g[=a]n, akin to D. gaan, G. gehn, gehen, OHG. g[=e]n, g[=a]n, SW. g[*a], Dan. gaae; cf …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • going — I. noun Date: 14th century 1. an act or instance of going 2. plural behavior, actions < for his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings Job 34:21 (Authorized Version) > 3. the condition of the ground (as for walking) 4. advance …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Going forth — Going Go ing, n. 1. The act of moving in any manner; traveling; as, the going is bad. [1913 Webster] 2. Departure. Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. Pregnancy; gestation; childbearing. Crew. [1913 Webster] 4. pl. Course of life; behavior; doings; ways.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Going out — Going Go ing, n. 1. The act of moving in any manner; traveling; as, the going is bad. [1913 Webster] 2. Departure. Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. Pregnancy; gestation; childbearing. Crew. [1913 Webster] 4. pl. Course of life; behavior; doings; ways.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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