A phrase you say when someone is putting off a different kind of energy or giving an impression of something. Usually in a good way, but sometimes in a bad way.
Your outfit today is giving Lindsay Lohan Y2k today.
History and usage
"It's Giving" finds its roots in African American Vernacular English, with its origins tracing back to the clandestine Black and Latinx LGBTQ+ Ballroom culture of 1970s and 1980s New York City. Initially employed to characterize the appearance, aura, or vibe of someone or something, this expression has evolved over the years. Presently, "It's Giving" has transcended its niche origins and entered mainstream slang, serving as a descriptor for situations or experiences that exude intensity, drama, or extravagance.