One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the puppies are coming along nicely’
progress, make progress, develop, shape up, make headway
come on, turn out, take shape, go
improve, show improvement, get better, pick up, rally, recover, mend
2‘That's our man, Watson! Come along!’
hurry, hurry up, hurry it up, be quick, be quick about it, get a move on, come on, look lively, speed up, move faster
informal get moving, get cracking, step on it, step on the gas, move it, buck up, shake a leg, make it snappy
British informal get one's skates on
British dated, informal stir one's stumps
North American informal get a wiggle on
NZ Australian informal rattle your dags
South African informal put foot
dated make haste
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