Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
(all this/that) carry-on
all this carry-onall that carry-on
1) behaviour/unnecessary excitement or fuss
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I've had enough of all that carry-on!
'Carry-on' is a noun used as a way of talking about behaviour that is annoying or mildly unpleasant, or needlessly complicated. It is a colloquial term often associated with irritation or humour. It is usually used to talk about the behaviour of a group or an inefficient system. "Before watching the game there is a lot of hugging and back-slapping and that kind of carry-on." "Applying to build in Greece is difficult due to the red tape, form-filling and general carry-on before you can get started." Do not confuse this with the phrasal verb 'carry on' which means 'to continue'.
Social Examples (Advance)
The children are jumping on the back seat of the bus and screaming. I'm going to to say something because I have had enough of all this carry-on!
Professional Examples (Basic)
Can't we ever just make a decision without endless meetings and all that carry-on? We're wasting time!
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