going down Informal
Meaning: If you know what's going down, you know what's happening in a situation.
- If you need someone who knows what's going down in the world of youth fashion, you need a young person, not a middle-aged executive.
- A young guy ran over and said, "You know what's going down? I heard some gunshots and just now I saw these guys running from over that way."
Variety: This idiom is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
As soon as I know what's going down, I'll