come of age

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come of age

1. To reach adulthood. Watching my daughters come of age has been the biggest joy of my life. That was the summar I came of age, and learned what real responsibility is.
2. To develop or progress fully. It will take time for this program to come of age—try not to lose faith in the meantime.
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come of age

1. to become an adult Your son's children have now come of age. Of all the kids who come of age this year, how many will actually vote? Related vocabulary: grow up
2. to develop completely The idea of equality in the workplace has come of age.
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come of age

  (slightly formal)
1. to reach the age when you are an adult and are legally responsible for your behaviour So what of all the fifty-thousand youngsters who come of age this spring? Who will they be voting for?
2. something or someone that has come of age has reached full, successful, development After years of sophisticated mimicry, Japanese design has come of age.
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come of age

To reach maturity.
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