going

going
going [ˈgəʊɪŋ]
1. noun
   a. ( = departure) départ m
   b. ( = progress) that was good going ça a été rapide
• it was slow going on n'avançait pas
• it was hard going on a eu du mal
• the meeting was hard going la réunion était laborieuse
   c. ( = conditions) état m du terrain
• it's rough going (walking) on marche mal ; (in car) la route est mauvaise
• he got out while the going was good (inf) il est parti au bon moment
2. adjective
   a. the going rate/price le tarif/le prix normal
   b. (after superl adj) (inf) it's the best thing going il n'y a rien de mieux
• the best computer game going le meilleur jeu électronique du moment
3. compounds
► going concern noun affaire f florissante
► going-over noun (plural goings-over) ( = cleaning) nettoyage m ; ( = beating) passage m à tabac (inf)
• to give sth a thorough going-over ( = check) inspecter qch soigneusement ; ( = clean) nettoyer qch à fond ► goings-on (inf) plural noun
( = behaviour) manigances fpl ; ( = happenings) événements mpl
* * *
['gəʊɪŋ] 1.
noun
1) (departure) départ m
2) (progress)

that's not bad going! —

that's good going! — c'est rapide!

it was slow going —

the going was slow — (on journey) ça a été long; (at work) ça n'avançait pas vite

the conversation was heavy going — la conversation était laborieuse

3) (condition of ground) état m du sol

the going was hard — le terrain était lourd

4) fig (conditions)

when the going gets tough — quand les choses vont mal

she finds her new job hard going — elle trouve que son nouveau travail est difficile

they got out while the going was good — ils s'en sont tirés (colloq) avant qu'il ne soit trop tard

2.
adjective
1) (current) [price] actuel, en cours

the going rate — le tarif en vigueur

2) (operating)

going concern — Commerce affaire f qui marche

they bought the business as a going concern — quand ils ont acheté l'entreprise elle était déjà montée

3) (existing)

it's the best model going — c'est le meilleur modèle sur le marché

3.
-going combining form

theatre-going — la fréquentation des theâtres

the theatre-going public — les amateurs mpl de théâtre


English-French dictionary. 2013.

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