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noun [uncountable] going pronunciation in British English /ˈɡəʊɪŋ/
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  1. 1
    used for talking about how fast or easily you make progress
    slow/heavy going:

    The first half of the film is pretty slow going (=is rather boring).

    tough/hard going:

    It’s hard going until you get back onto the path.

    good going:

    We’d reached London by six o’clock, which was good going.

    1. a.
      British used about achievements

      She now runs her own company, which is pretty good going for a working-class kid.

  2. 2
    an occasion when someone leaves a place or job permanently

    None of us knew the reasons for his going.



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