going\ and\ coming

going\ and\ coming
• coming and going
• going and coming
adv. phr.
1. Both ways; in both directions.

The truck driver stops at the same cafe coming and going.

John was late. He got punished both going and coming; his teacher punished him and his parents punished him.

2. Caught or helpless; in your power; left with no way out of a difficulty. - Used after "have".

If Beth stayed in the house, Mother would make her help with the cleaning; if she went outside, Father would make her help wash the car - they had her coming and going.

Uncle Mike is a good checker player, and he soon had me beat coming and going.

Compare: between the devil and the deep blue sea

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать реферат

Look at other dictionaries:

  • going and coming — phrasal : lacking a way out : having no escape they ve got you now going and coming Meridel Le Sueur …   Useful english dictionary

  • going and coming rule — go·ing and com·ing rule n: a rule that an employee cannot receive workers compensation benefits for injuries suffered while coming to or going from work see also special hazard rule, special mission exception Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law.… …   Law dictionary

  • going and coming — See: COMING AND GOING …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • going and coming — See: COMING AND GOING …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • going and coming rule — Under this rule, employees who suffer injuries while going to and returning from work are generally excluded from the benefits of workers compensation acts. Wiley Mfg. Co. v. Wilson, 30 Md.App. 87, 351 A.2d 487, 490. Such injuries, generally, are …   Black's law dictionary

  • going and coming rule — Under this rule, employees who suffer injuries while going to and returning from work are generally excluded from the benefits of workers compensation acts. Wiley Mfg. Co. v. Wilson, 30 Md.App. 87, 351 A.2d 487, 490. Such injuries, generally, are …   Black's law dictionary

  • going and coming rule — The rule which determines the right of an employee to workmen s compensation benefits for injuries sustained by him while going to or returning from work. 58 Am J1st Workm Comp § 217 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • have\ going\ and\ coming — See: coming and going(2) …   Словарь американских идиом

  • up-and-coming — {adj. phr.} Bound toward success; upwardly mobile; progressive; ambitious. * /The newly elected state senator is an up and coming young politician who is expected to be highly successful in national politics in the future./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • up-and-coming — {adj. phr.} Bound toward success; upwardly mobile; progressive; ambitious. * /The newly elected state senator is an up and coming young politician who is expected to be highly successful in national politics in the future./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”