be getting on/to/for/in

be getting on/to/for/in
to draw near

"Hello, Max," he said pleasantly. "You're getting on in years." "Oh, I'm just getting ready for my finals, then I'll bloom again." (M. Wilson)

Dr. Galbraith was getting on in years. (A. Cronin)

It was getting on to the time for their usual fortnight at the seaside. (W. S. Maugham)

It's getting on for one o'clock. It's not fair to your work. (G. Gordon)

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