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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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It takes getting into rhythm, you can't just turn up and bowl 94 miles an hour from the getgo but I would certainly like to think that I will be pushing 90 once I have built into the tour.
I want that shirt back and he knows it and he knows I will be pushing him all the way.
I want that shirt back and he knows it, and he knows I will be pushing him all the way.
Wrexham councillor Phil Wynn, who has campaigned to save the centre, said he would be pushing for whoever was responsible to rebuild what they had destroyed.
The final is at Belle Vue and I did well there in last year's play-off final, so I will again be pushing for a rostrum place.