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English definition of “what's cooking?”

what's cooking?

old-fashioned slang
used to ask about what is happening or what someone is planning : I just saw the police arrive - what's cooking ?Expressions used to describe situations
(Definition of what's cooking? from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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