be pushing 40, 50, etc.

be pushing (an age)

To be approaching a particular age. I was never sore after my workouts until I was pushing 40.
See also: pushing
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: pushing
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017
See also: