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The doings

From The Great War 1914-1918

The doings: A word with every kind of meaning and application. E.g., In quarters, “pass the doings” might mean bread, salt, a pack of cards or anything at hand. “I’ll have a drop of the doings” (i.e., whatever drink there is going). “Here come Jerry with the doings” (i.e., An enemy aeroplane sighted). “The doings come off tomorrow” (i.e., An attack will take place tomorrow).[1]

References / notes

  1. Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.80.
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