getting on for (something)

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getting on for (something)

Near, about, approximately. Primarily heard in UK. I can't believe I'm getting on for 30—I feel like we just graduated from high school!
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getting on for

approaching (a specified time, age, or amount); almost. chiefly British
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getting on for...

(especially British English) near to or approaching a particular time, number, age, etc: I’ve lived here getting on for five years now.She’s getting on for ninety.
See also: get, on