along Idioms & Phrases


All along

  • adverb all the time or over a period of time
    all along.
    • She had known all along
    • the hope had been there all along
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  • all trough the course of; during the whole time; throughout. "I have all along declared this to be a neutral paper." Addison.
Webster 1913

Along of, Along on, often shortened to Long of

  • prep. phr., owing to; on account of. Obs. or Low. Eng. "On me is not along thin evil fare." Chaucer. "And all this is long of you." Shak. "This increase of price is all along of the foreigners." London Punch.
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belt along

  • verb move fast
    rush; bucket along; hotfoot; belt along; cannonball along; race; step on it; hie; hasten; speed; pelt along.
    • He rushed down the hall to receive his guests
    • The cars raced down the street
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bucket along

  • verb move fast
    rush; bucket along; hotfoot; belt along; cannonball along; race; step on it; hie; hasten; speed; pelt along.
    • He rushed down the hall to receive his guests
    • The cars raced down the street
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cannonball along

  • verb move fast
    rush; bucket along; hotfoot; belt along; cannonball along; race; step on it; hie; hasten; speed; pelt along.
    • He rushed down the hall to receive his guests
    • The cars raced down the street
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come along

  • verb come into being or existence, or appear on the scene
    appear.
    • Then the computer came along and changed our lives
    • Homo sapiens appeared millions of years ago
  • verb develop in a positive way
    advance; come along; shape up; get on; come on; progress.
    • He progressed well in school
    • My plants are coming along
    • Plans are shaping up
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get along

  • verb proceed or get along
    fare; do; make out; come.
    • How is she doing in her new job?
    • How are you making out in graduate school?
    • He's come a long way
  • verb have smooth relations
    get on; get along; get on with.
    • My boss and I get along very well
  • verb develop in a positive way
    advance; come along; shape up; get on; come on; progress.
    • He progressed well in school
    • My plants are coming along
    • Plans are shaping up
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get along with

  • verb have smooth relations
    get on; get along; get on with.
    • My boss and I get along very well
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go along

  • verb cooperate or pretend to cooperate
    go along.
    • He decided to play along with the burglars for the moment
  • verb continue a certain state, condition, or activity
    keep; continue; proceed; go on.
    • Keep on working!
    • We continued to work into the night
    • Keep smiling
    • We went on working until well past midnight
  • verb pass by
    elapse; lapse; slip away; go by; glide by; slip by; pass; slide by.
    • three years elapsed
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jolly along

  • verb cause (somebody) to feel happier or more cheerful
    cheer up; cheer; jolly up.
    • She tried to cheer up the disappointed child when he failed to win the spelling bee
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pass along

  • verb transmit information
    put across; communicate; pass on; pass.
    • Please communicate this message to all employees
    • pass along the good news
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pelt along

  • verb move fast
    rush; bucket along; hotfoot; belt along; cannonball along; race; step on it; hie; hasten; speed; pelt along.
    • He rushed down the hall to receive his guests
    • The cars raced down the street
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play along

  • verb cooperate or pretend to cooperate
    go along.
    • He decided to play along with the burglars for the moment
  • verb perform an accompaniment to
    follow; accompany.
    • The orchestra could barely follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano
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pull along

  • verb pull along heavily, like a heavy load against a resistance
    schlep; shlep.
    • Can you shlep this bag of potatoes upstairs?
    • She pulled along a large trunk
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Right along

  • adverb all the time or over a period of time
    all along.
    • She had known all along
    • the hope had been there all along
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  • without cessation; continuously; as, to work right along for several hours. Colloq. U.S.
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rub along

  • verb manage one's existence barely
    scrape along; scrape by; squeak by; squeeze by; rub along.
    • I guess I can squeeze by on this lousy salary
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run along

  • verb be in line with; form a line along
    line.
    • trees line the riverbank
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rush along

  • verb move fast
    rush; bucket along; hotfoot; belt along; cannonball along; race; step on it; hie; hasten; speed; pelt along.
    • He rushed down the hall to receive his guests
    • The cars raced down the street
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scrape along

  • verb manage one's existence barely
    scrape along; scrape by; squeak by; squeeze by; rub along.
    • I guess I can squeeze by on this lousy salary
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scratch along

  • verb manage one's existence barely
    scrape along; scrape by; squeak by; squeeze by; rub along.
    • I guess I can squeeze by on this lousy salary
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shove along

  • verb leave; informal or rude
    blow; shove off.
    • shove off!
    • The children shoved along
    • Blow now!
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sing along

  • verb sing with a choir or an orchestra
    • Every year the local orchestra and choir perform the `Messiah' and the audience is invited to sing along
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stretch along

  • verb occupy a large, elongated area
    stretch.
    • The park stretched beneath the train line
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string along

  • verb move or come along
    string.
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tag along

  • verb go along with, often uninvited
    • my younger brother often tagged along when I went out with my friends
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To get along

  • to proceed; to advance; to prosper.
  • to get on; to make progress, as in business. "She 'll get along in heaven better than you or I." Mrs. Stowe.
Webster 1913

To lie along the shore

  • (Naut.), to coast, keeping land in sight.
Webster 1913

To rub along or on

  • to go on with difficulty; as, they manage, with strict economy, to rub along. Colloq.
Webster 1913

To take along

  • to carry, lead, or convey.
Webster 1913

travel along

  • verb travel along a certain course
    follow.
    • follow the road
    • follow the trail
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whizz along

  • verb move along very quickly
    whizz along; zoom; whizz.
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zoom along

  • verb move along very quickly
    whizz along; zoom; whizz.
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