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carrying-on

[ kar-ee-ing-on, -awn ]
/ ˈkær i ɪŋˈɒn, -ˈɔn /
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noun, plural car·ry·ings-on.Informal.
irresponsible, irritating, self-indulgent, or overwrought behavior: The baby-sitter was exhausted from the child's noisy carrying-on.
improper or immoral behavior.
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Origin of carrying-on

First recorded in 1855–60
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British Dictionary definitions for carrying-on

carrying-on

noun plural carryings-on informal
unconventional or questionable behaviour
excited or flirtatious behaviour, esp when regarded as foolish
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