From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgoinggo‧ing1 /ˈɡəʊɪŋ $ ˈɡoʊ-/ ●○○ noun [uncountable] 1 SPEEDthe difficulty or speed with which something is donehard/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 LEAVE A PLACEthe act of leaving a place SYN departure His going will be no great loss to the company.3 → heavy going4 → while the going’s good5 → when the going gets tough, the tough get going6 → the going → comings and goings at coming1(2)
Examples from the Corpusgoing• However, a bus service offers an alternative if the going proves too taxing.hard/rough/slow etc going• My own preference has always been for the rough-coated variety since these can withstand weather and rough going very much better.• Anyone who tried to set up in between us would find it hard going.• The mountainous terrain could make it slow going for the ground rescue teams.• Robbie's sandals were low-heeled, but even so she found the pace hard going.• We were continually mending punctures ... It was really rough going on those jobs.• Much of it was hard going, especially in the early parts.• It was slow going because the leaves were water-marked and curled, so that the best passages were often unintelligible.• It was slow going. down the waterway in the Johnboat.goinggoing2 adjective 1 → the going rate/price/salary etc2 → the biggest/best/nicest etc something going3 [not before noun] British English informalAVAILABLE available Are there any jobs going where you work?4 → have a lot going for you5 → a going concern6 (also -going) used after words such as cinema and theatre to form adjectives that describe people who regularly go to the cinema, theatre etc the cinema-going public
Examples from the Corpusgoing• The latest going bulletin from Kempton favours Bradbury Star, with the going now changed to good to soft from soft.• The pub was then sold as a going concern and refurbished.• The factors which, if present, indicate the transfer as a going concern largely relate to intangible assets.• Opinions differ about whether the going concern qualification does have incremental information content.• But the Lancashire-based company has now ceased trading and will not be sold as a going concern.• What is the going rate for bodies in Cairo, Mr el Zaki?From Longman Business Dictionarygoinggo‧ing /ˈgəʊɪŋˈgoʊ-/ adjective COMMERCE the going rate/price the usual amount you pay or receive for something at this particular timethe going rate/price forThey offered me the going rate for the job.