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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.
See also: come

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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We can't thank Simon enough for coming along to the College.
He's coming along and has a bit to go still but, all being well, he should be back on the track soon.
Stephen, 26, says: "The dads would be coming along when their kids were playing football and just standing around doing nothing.
Dr Welby Henry, the doctor who treated him on the night, was very pleased when he saw him today so overall we are very happy with how things are coming along, every day there is progress.
The form is there but the sinews in the arm and cords in the hand still have to be painted in to make it more lifelike, but it's coming along.
But coming along next is a project he and his crew tried to do before ``Rings'' happened: a state-of-the-CG-art remake of the stop-motion animation classic ``King Kong.
As for 7-foot center Jonathan Oliver of Ventura College, Bibby said, ``He's coming along slowly.
Westfield spokeswoman Catherine Dickey said Wednesday that with Chick's late summer opening now filling Jillian's void, the Promenade's $35 million redevelopment is coming along strongly.
Both his game and his English are coming along, and privately, management raves about his potential.
Murray, the student body president, said he liked how the kiln-baked and glazed tiles were coming along on the wall, being meticulously placed by Lourdes Isaacson, a teacher's aide who is heading the project.
It's coming along, and I feel a little more comfortable every day.
This year, Pearson was clearly coming along in that regard.
I just have faith in people coming along,'' Oz says, apropos to both new filmmakers and audiences with sharper receptors for their original ideas.
The core part, the original planting, was coming along nicely.
I think we coming along OK and I think we're going to be a better team this year.