the comings and goings

the comings and goings

The arrivals and departures of people at a particular location, and/or their movements and activities. If you want to know about the comings and goings at the pub, talk to Mickey—he's there every day.
See also: and, coming, going

comings and goings

Movements, activities, as in He's in and out of the office; I can't keep up with his comings and goings, or In her job on the school board, Mrs. Smith keeps track of all the comings and goings in town .
See also: and, coming, going

ˌcomings and ˈgoings

arrivals and departures; movement of people: There were a lot of comings and goings at our neighbour’s house all day.
See also: and, coming, going
References in classic literature ?
Jennings for two or three days; she was a great wonderer, as every one must be who takes a very lively interest in all the comings and goings of all their acquaintance.
The comings and goings of David are unnoticed by perambulators, which lie in wait for the advent of Porthos.
The comings and goings of people in hurry and dread, controlled by the little metal moving hands of a clock, always made him sad.
She passed through the midst of us without our knowing it, for who can see the comings and goings of a god, if the god does not wish to be seen?