come along

phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word forms "come along":
present tense I/you/we/they come along he/she/it comes along present participle coming along past tense came along past participle come along
1) to arrive, or to become available

He decided to give the money to the first stranger who came along.

He told me to work hard and take every opportunity that comes along.

2)
a) to go somewhere with someone

I've never seen a baseball game – do you mind if I come along?

b) to go somewhere so that you can be with someone who went there earlier

Ray had some work to finish and decided to come along later.

3) [usually progressive] to make progress, or to get better in quality, skill, or health

The building work was coming along nicely.

be coming along with something:

How's Kathleen coming along with her swimming?

4) old-fashioned
a) used for telling someone in an impatient way to do something quickly

Come along now, or we'll be late.

b) old-fashioned used for telling someone that you do not believe or accept what they are saying

Come along now! It can't have been as bad as that!


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