be pushing (an age)

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be pushing (an age)

To be approaching a particular age. I was never sore after my workouts 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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References in classic literature ?
Crooks, and when he lost sight of them, were pushing onward, down the course of the river.
I would not have given ten maravedi for my head when those children of the devil were pushing us against the wall.