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going-away Line breaks: going-away

Definition of going-away in English:


1Marking or celebrating a departure: a going-away party
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  • As far as any of us can tell, there hasn't been any sort of effort made to plan any sort of going-away party or whatever for her departure, which, as much as I can't stand her, is really sad for someone who has worked at a place for six years.
  • The course and club staff threw a going-away party for him at the Strand Bar in Strandhill last month, where the veteran was given a presentation of a television and DVD player, in recognition of his fondness for films.
  • His going-away party started in the afternoon, and I was around for the beginning, but I had to leave for a four-hour shift at my janitor's job.
1.1(Of a bride’s clothes) to be worn while leaving for her honeymoon: she’s changing into her going-away outfit
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  • I've been around the block once before, having endured the entire formal wedding routine, replete with showers, reception, gowns, and going-away clothes.
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