got along; got along or gotten along; getting along; gets along
: to proceed toward a destination : progress
: to approach an advanced stage
especially : to approach old age
: to be or remain on congenial terms
most college students can get along with just a few hours of sleep at night the preparations for the party are getting along just fine
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