be going begging

British spoken
if something is going begging, anyone can have it because no one else wants it

I'll have that last biscuit if it's going begging.


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  • be going begging — british spoken phrase if something is going begging, anyone can have it because no one else wants it I’ll have that last biscuit if it’s going begging. Thesaurus: available and to be, or to become availablesynonym Main entry: beg …   Useful english dictionary

  • (be) going begging — be going ˈbegging idiom (BrE, informal) if sth is going begging, it is available because nobody else wants it • I ll have that last cake if it s going begging. Main entry: ↑begidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • be going begging — if something is going begging, it is available to be taken because no one else wants it. There s a big box of apples going begging …   New idioms dictionary

  • Begging the question — Bust of Aristotle, whose Prior Analytics contained an early discussion of this fallacy. Begging the question (or petitio principii, assuming the initial point ) is a type of logical fallacy in which the proposition to be proven is assumed… …   Wikipedia

  • Going — Go Go, v. i. [imp. {Went} (w[e^]nt); p. p. {Gone} (g[o^]n; 115); p. pr. & vb. n. {Going}. Went comes from the AS, wendan. See {Wend}, v. i.] [OE. gan, gon, AS. g[=a]n, akin to D. gaan, G. gehn, gehen, OHG. g[=e]n, g[=a]n, SW. g[*a], Dan. gaae; cf …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • go begging — {v. phr.} To be not needed or wanted. * /Many old homes in the city go begging./ * /Most of the apples on the market went begging./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • go begging — {v. phr.} To be not needed or wanted. * /Many old homes in the city go begging./ * /Most of the apples on the market went begging./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • go begging — phrasal : to be in little demand fish went begging when the cannery went out of business * * * go begging ● beg * * * (of an article) be available for use because unwanted by others half the apartments in New York go begging in the summer ■ (of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • To go a-begging — Go Go, v. i. [imp. {Went} (w[e^]nt); p. p. {Gone} (g[o^]n; 115); p. pr. & vb. n. {Going}. Went comes from the AS, wendan. See {Wend}, v. i.] [OE. gan, gon, AS. g[=a]n, akin to D. gaan, G. gehn, gehen, OHG. g[=e]n, g[=a]n, SW. g[*a], Dan. gaae; cf …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beg — [beg] v past tense and past participle begged present participle begging ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(ask)¦ 2¦(money/food)¦ 3¦(animal)¦ 4 I beg your pardon 5 I beg to differ 6 beg the question 7 be going begging 8 beg, borrow, or steal ▬▬▬▬▬ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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