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going

1 noun
     
go‧ing1 [uncountable]
1 the difficulty or speed with which something is done
hard/rough/slow etc going
I'm getting the work done, but it's slow going.
good going/not bad going
We climbed the mountain in three hours, which wasn't bad going.
2 the act of leaving a place [= departure]:
His going will be no great loss to the company.
3

heavy going

if a book, play etc is heavy going, it is boring and difficult to understand
4

while the going's good

spoken if you suggest doing something while the going's good, you think it should be done before it becomes difficult or impossible:
Let's leave while the going's good.
5

when the going gets tough, the tough get going

when the conditions become difficult, strong people begin to do something in a determined way
6

the going

British English the condition of the ground, especially for a horse race

➔ comings and goings

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