be pushing (an age)

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be pushing (an age)

To be approaching a particular age. I was never sore after my work-outs until I was pushing 40.
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be ˌpushing ˈ40, ˈ50, etc.

(informal) be nearly 40, 50, etc. years old: My grandmother’s pushing eighty but she’s as fit as ever.
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I am pushing 70, so if I multiply Y times L, we are talking serious exponentials, paperwork that could easily gird a couple of fat worlds.