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come along

1. To go with another person to a particular location or gathering. The guest can be named between "come" and "along" or after "along." Feel free to come along with your sister tonight—we'd all love to see you. Can my boyfriend come along? He's very interested in the lecture topic.
2. To materialize or emerge. I would have told you about it sooner, but the job offer only came along yesterday. I know it's hard to consider right now, but a better guy for you will come along in the future.
3. To improve or make progress. His guitar playing is really coming along—he can play songs now, and they sound pretty good!
See also: come

come along (with someone)

to come with or go with someone. Please come along with me to the store. Come along, let's go.
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come along

1. Accompany or go with someone. For example, Are you coming along with us today? [Late 1600]
2. Advance toward a goal, make progress, as in How are you coming along with your piano lessons?
3. Appear or materialize, as in I'm hoping another offer will come along soon.
See also: come

come along

v.
1. To go with someone else who takes the lead: If you go swimming, I'll come along.
2. To make advances to a goal; progress: Our projects are coming along very well. How is your remodeling coming along?
3. To make an appearance; show up: Don't take the first offer that comes along.
See also: come
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I'll be ready and waiting for my next chance, whenever it comes along.
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The argument has raged during every war, and any future consensus will survive only until the next war comes along.
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I'm back in the Villa team, I want to stay there and if anything else comes along, then it comes along.
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This book drives home the sad realization of the depth of poverty and the mentality that comes along with it in the black community.
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The good thing about this team is we're prepared for anything that comes along,'' Kelly said.