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Origin of carry-on
British Dictionary definitions for carry-on
Idioms and Phrases with carry-on
Maintain, conduct, as in The villagers carried on a thriving trade, or They carried on a torrid love affair. [c. 1600]
Continue or progress, persevere, as in I'm sure you can carry on without me. [Mid-1600s]
Behave in an excited, improper, or silly manner, as in They laughed and sang and carried on rather noisily. [Early 1800s]
Flirt, engage in an illicit love affair, as in She accused her friend of carrying on with her husband. [Early 1900s]