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- (intransitive, idiomatic) To arrive by chance; to occur by happenstance.
1892, Julian Hawthorne, chapter 1, in The Golden Fleece:
- "Now, if a rattling good earthquake were to happen along, you might awake in the morning to find yourself on an island, or even under water."
1909, L. Frank Baum, chapter 11, in The Road to Oz:
- "[W]e can't 'spect a cyclone to happen along and take us to the Emerald City now."
- 1928, "Science: Heavenly Hubbub," Time, 9 April:
- Novae, or new stars, are always happening along.
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