be getting on

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be getting on

1. To be aging. Now that I'm getting on, I can't stay up late every night like I used to.
2. To be getting late. It's getting on, so we had better make lunch before it turns into dinnertime!
See also: get, on
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be getting ˈon

(informal)
1 (of people) be becoming old: I’m getting on a bit now and I can’t walk as well as I used to.
2 (of the time) be becoming late: It’s getting on, so I’d better be off home.
See also: get, on
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