Definition of going on — in English:

going on —

(British going on for —)


  • 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.’