What's going on?


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What's going on?

1. What's happening? What's new with you? (Used as a greeting.) A: "Hey, Jake, what's going on?" B: "Not much, Mike. How you been?" What's going on, everyone? You all have a good weekend?
2. What has happened or is currently happening? (Used as an inquiry or rebuke about something that is wrong or strange.) Hey, what's going on? Why are these doors unlocked? What on earth is going on in here? I leave you two kids alone for five minutes, and I find you in here coloring on the walls!
See also: going
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

What's going on?

 and What's going on around here?
What is happening in this place?; What is the explanation for the strange things that are happening here? Bill: There was an accident in the factory this morning. Bob: That's the second one this week. What's going on around here? Mary: What's all the noise? What's going on? Sue: We're just having a little party.
See also: going
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

What’s going on?

interrog. What is happening here? What’s all this broken glass? What’s going on?
See also: going
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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