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getting

  
1    Getting is the present participle of get.  
2    Getting on for means the same as nearly.  
  (BRIT)  
mainly SPOKEN  
getting on for             prep-phrase  
I've been trying to give up smoking for getting on for two years now..., It was getting on for two o'clock.     
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exp.
metaphoric expression for getting married
n.
An apron is a piece of clothing that you put on over the front of your normal clothes and tie round your waist, especially when you are cooking, in order to prevent your clothes from getting dirty.
n.
a substance containing a harmless form of the germs that cause a particular disease. It is given to people, usually by injection, to prevent them from getting that disease.
exp.
be/not be interested in getting married and having a family
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