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The first half of the film is pretty slow going (=is rather boring).
It's hard going until you get back onto the path.
We'd reached London by six o'clock, which was good going.
She now runs her own company, which is pretty good going for a working-class kid.
None of us knew the reasons for his going.
I decided to get out of there while the going was good.
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the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …
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Definition of going from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.