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    Cool what is the meaning of "you’re going to do Minsk"?

    Hello

    What is the meaning of "do" in this context?

    Max: Well, if you see him, tell him to pack his bags. We are going to Minsk.
    Phoebe: Minsk?
    Max: Minsk. It's in Russia.
    Phoebe: I know where Minsk is.
    Max: We got the grant. Three years, all expenses paid.
    Chandler: And if you’re going to do Minsk, y’know, that’s the only way to go.
    (source: Friends S1 Ep10)
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    Default Re: what is the meaning of "you’re going to do Minsk"?

    Visit, experience, etc.

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    Default Re: what is the meaning of "you’re going to do Minsk"?

    Quote Originally Posted by mokbon View Post
    Hello

    What is the meaning of "do" in this context?

    Max: We got the grant. Three years, all expenses paid.
    Chandler: And if you’re going to do Minsk, y’know, that’s the only way to go.
    (source: Friends S1 Ep10)
    "if you're going to go to Minsk..."

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    Default Re: what is the meaning of "you’re going to do Minsk"?

    Thanks SoothingDave, freezeframe

    but does "do" come from "We are going to Minsk"? or has meaning itself?

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    Default Re: what is the meaning of "you’re going to do Minsk"?

    Quote Originally Posted by mokbon View Post
    Thanks SoothingDave, freezeframe

    but does "do" come from "We are going to Minsk"? or has meaning itself?
    Do in this context means "complete" or successfully visit everything important. A sexual connotation is also possible in this kind of comedy, meaning "do" or have sex with some people from there. This, however, is not the primary meaning.

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    Default Re: what is the meaning of "you’re going to do Minsk"?

    but does "do" come from "We are going to Minsk"? or has meaning itself?

    mokbon.
    ... "do" is often used in this sense of visiting a place in the way a tourist would. Spending some time there (although maybe not much time) looking around and, as SDave says, experiencing it.
    "We're off to Europe for our holidays, we're going to do Rome, Paris and maybe Amsterdam".
    So Chandler is saying:
    If you are going to "visit and experience" Minsk there is no better way than three years with all expenses paid.

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