Anything Doing?

Also used: What’s doing?

Meaning of Idiom ‘Anything Doing?’

Anything doing, posed as a question, means is anything special happening?; is there any news?


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Usage

This idiom is often followed by a specific reference to a period of time such as “Is anything doing tonight?”

Examples of Use

“Is anything doing tonight? Are you going out?”

“Hi, guys, sorry I’m late. Anything doing?”

“So, is anything doing this weekend?” asked Frank. “Yeah, we’re all going to play laser tag. You in?”

“Is there anything doing on the Johnson deal?” asked Fred.

“What’s doing tomorrow? Are we going fishing or not?”

Origin

Used since the early 1900s.

The word doing, in this idiom, is used to mean happening. More specifically, it means “is anything being done?”

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