One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Approaching a specified time, age, or amount.‘I was going on fourteen when I went to my first gig’
- ‘Aren't you a little old for this? You're going on forty-five, Elena.’
- ‘Dorfman plays the neurotic child like he's eight going on 38.’
- ‘It wasn't hard for Pearson and Kelly to find summer jobs since Pearson was seventeen and Kelly was going on it.’
- ‘He did have a job but never really bothered to do anything productive. There aren't many things you can do when you're sixteen going on seventeen.’
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