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I was exchanging texts with an acquainted. We were talking about me moving to his city in December and he said that he is moving in with his friends and that "there might be a room going". He is a native speaker from Australia. What does that mean? Does he want me to move in with them?

Thank you

  • It reads like an (conditional) invitation, and going for you just means available for you. – Mick Oct 24 '16 at 8:31
  • It could mean move in, but it also might mean "a place to stay for a few days while you find yourself an apartment." – J.R. Oct 24 '16 at 8:35
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    It might depend on this person or on the variety of English he speaks, but the way I see it, it could also mean that he's making arrangements for you to get a room somewhere else. I think he is the best person to ask for clarification. – Em. Oct 24 '16 at 8:42
  • It is probably Australian English. You might want to ask your acquainted what exactly he means. Or wait for an answer here from someone familiar with Australian English (unfortunately, we don't get very many responses from such people). – Alan Carmack Oct 24 '16 at 18:28
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we might have a room going for you

means there may be a room available for you, "going" as in

on the go = moving, active
fair go = fair chance
going off = an active party

Aussie slang here.

In contrast to

the room is gone
the room is not available

  • The link of Australian slang that you include does not contain going. – Alan Carmack Oct 24 '16 at 18:26

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