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getting on for

  

      prep     (British)   (=nearly)   presque  
→ I've been trying to give up smoking for getting on for two years now ...        
→ It was getting on for two o'clock.        
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary  
getting on for pr. part
étant bientôt

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Collaborative Dictionary     English-French
pr. part
réussissant (vi.) ; montant (vt.,vi.)
n.
prospérité
pr. part
découvrant
pr. part
continuant
pr. part
rentrant en scène
n.
entrée en scène
pr. part
devenant vieux
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"getting on for": examples and translations in context
Madam President, according to Hegel, culture - that is, philosophy - spreads its wings only at the falling of the dusk, but it is getting on for dawn here! Madame la Présidente, Hegel affirmait que la culture - j'entends la philosophie - se levait au coucher du soleil, mais ici, nous nous dirigeons désormais vers l'aube!
One hundred and twenty suicide bombers have caused almost 900 deaths and getting on for 6 000 injured Israelis. Cent vingt kamikazes ont fait près de 900 morts et pas loin de 6 000 blessés israéliens.
Of those six, Belgium is the star pupil : it collects getting on for 60 % of batteries. Parmi ceux-ci, la Belgique est un bon élève : son taux de collecte avoisine les 60 %!
Well, it's getting on for lunchtime, gentlemen. Il est temps de déjeuner, messieurs.
According to the current directive, a small country such as Sweden ought regularly to measure the water quality at getting on for 5 000 bathing spots. Selon la directive actuelle, un petit pays tel que la Suède doit régulièrement analyser la qualité de l'eau dans quelque 5 000 lieux de baignade.
It is the first international CO2 emissions trading system in the world, and covers around 12 000 plants, or getting on for half of all Europe's CO2 emissions. C'est le premier système international d'échange d'émissions de CO2 du monde, et il couvre quelque 12 000 sites représentant la moitié des émissions de CO2 de l'Europe.
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