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What is happening? WHAT'S GOING DOWN: Hello, what's shakin'?

[1950s+ Jazz musicians; perhaps fr an analogy between shaking and being vigorously alive; the shake was a jazz dance known fr about 1900]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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