be going on (for) (something)

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be going on (for) (something)

To be approaching something in particular, often a time or age. Primarily heard in UK. My daughter is going on 16 and is very excited to finally be able to drive.
See also: going, on

be going on (for) something

(British English) be nearly a particular age, time or number: It was going on for midnight by the time we left.
See also: going, on, something