big do - I hear the expression quite often. Sometimes it is used as uncountable, more often – as countable (a big do), but, frankly, I’ve never heard it in plural.
I already know that a wedding or (preparing to) a big Christmas party is definitely that. A big do.
We’re going to have a big do.
Yesterday I’ve taken part in a big do.
I still have some doubts, whether the expression refers to the event itself or to preparations to it or to people – to a large company of people enjoying the merriment.
Or to all of that, at once?
Could you give some comments about the ‘right’ use and understanding of this (informal) expression?