(all this/that) carry-on


1. behaviour/unnecessary excitement or fuss






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I've had enough of all that carry-on!

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'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'.

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  1. 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!

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  1. Can't we ever just make a decision without endless meetings and all that carry-on? We're wasting time!

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