getting on for

get on for (something)

To approach a particular thing. You better call them now—it's getting on for four o'clock, and they won't be in the office all day.
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getting on for (something)

Near, about, approximately. Primarily heard in UK. I can't believe I'm getting on for 30—I feel like we just graduated from high school!
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getting on for

approaching (a specified time, age, or amount); almost. chiefly British
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