going on

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Preposition[edit]

going on

  1. Indicates a time or age in the very near future.
    It's going on three o'clock.
    "How old are you?" ―"Going on nineteen."

Usage notes[edit]

  • Sometimes used humorously to suggest that a person is precocious or mature before their time: e.g. "she was seventeen going on forty".

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Verb[edit]

going on

  1. present participle of go on

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