[ goh-ingz-on, awn ]
/ ˈgoʊ ɪŋzˈɒn, ˈɔn /

noun Informal.

conduct or behavior, especially when open to criticism: We had never seen such goings-on as at the last dance.
happenings; events: The American newspaper kept her in touch with the goings-on back home.

Origin of goings-on

First recorded in 1765–75; noun use of present participle phrase going on
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pl n informal

actions or conduct, esp when regarded with disapproval
happenings or events, esp when mysterious or suspiciousthere were strange goings-on up at the Hall
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