get on for (something)

idiom

British, informal
: to move toward becoming (a specified age, time, etc.)
It was getting on for noon.
He's getting on for 70.

Examples of get on for (something) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nothing in Ladybug’s life is easy-peasy, however, and a bunch of other assassins also get on for various assignments that become more connected as the plot zooms forward and everybody tries to murder each other. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 2 Aug. 2022

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“Get on for (something).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%20on%20for%20%28something%29. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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