- Events or behaviour, especially of an unusual or suspect nature: Aunt Bedelia tut-tutted at all the goings-on enjoy the farcical goings-on in this witty comedyMore example sentences
events, happenings, affairs, business; behaviour, conduct; mischief, misbehaviour, misconduct, funny business, chicanery, dishonesty, deception, deceit, trickery, intrigue, skulduggery, subterfuge, machinations• informal monkey business, hanky-panky, shenanigans, carryings-on, carry-on, fooling around, playing aroundNorth American • informal monkeyshines• archaic knavery
- The reason for this letter is because I am deeply concerned about certain events and goings-on around town.
- Let's start on a dark note, with intrigue and sinister goings-on.
- We generally celebrate our birthdays quietly, without much fuss or fancy goings-on.