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come along

1. To go with another person to a particular location or gathering. The guest can be named between "come" and "along." Feel free to come along with your sister tonight—we'd all love to see you. Can my boyfriend come along? He's very interested in the lecture topic.
2. To materialize or emerge. I would have told you about it sooner, but the job offer only came along yesterday. I know it's hard to consider right now, but a better guy for you will come along in the future.
3. To improve or make progress. His guitar playing is really coming along—he can play songs now, and they sound pretty good!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

come along (with someone)

to come with or go with someone. Please come along with me to the store. Come along, let's go.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

come along

1. Accompany or go with someone. For example, Are you coming along with us today? [Late 1600]
2. Advance toward a goal, make progress, as in How are you coming along with your piano lessons?
3. Appear or materialize, as in I'm hoping another offer will come along soon.
See also: come
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

come along

v.
1. To go with someone else who takes the lead: If you go swimming, I'll come along.
2. To make advances to a goal; progress: Our projects are coming along very well. How is your remodeling coming along?
3. To make an appearance; show up: Don't take the first offer that comes along.
See also: come
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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