get\ along\ in\ years

• get along (in years)
v
1. To go or move away; move on.

The policeman told the boys on the street corner to get along.

2. To go forward; make progress; advance,

John is getting along well in school. He is learning more every day.

Syn.: get ahead
3. To advance; become old or late.

It is getting along towards sundown.

Grandmother is 68 and getting along.

4. To get or make what you need; manage.

It isn't easy to get along in the jungle.

We can get along on $100 a week.

Compare: do without(2), get by, make do
5. To live or work together in a friendly way; agree, cooperate; not fight or argue.

We don't get along with the Jones family.

Jim and Jane get along fine together.

Don't be hard to get along with.

6. v. phr. to age; grow old.

My father is getting along in years; he will be ninety on his next birthday.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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