(intr, adverb) to progress: how's your French coming along?
make an effort!
US and Canadian informal a hand tool consisting of a ratchet lever, cable, and pulleys, used for moving heavy loads by hand or for tightening wire
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How to use come along in a sentence
You just happen to come along after they have done the dirty work.From ISIS Videos to JLaw Nudes, When Is Looking Abetting Evil? | Michael Daly | September 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
My two elder brothers, overhearing the story, and I think sensing something exciting, wanted to come along, too.Knocking on Heaven's Door: True Stories of Unexplained, Uncanny Experiences at the Hour of Death | Patricia Pearson | August 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
So I certainly will consider television roles as they come along, absolutely.Joan Allen on ‘The Killing’ Finale and That Mother of a Twist | Kevin Fallon | August 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The landlords are hoping for a Bank of America or Starbucks to come along able to pay the $40,000-a-month rent.The End of New York: How One Blog Tracks the Disappearance of a Vibrant City | Tim Teeman | August 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Could a movie—the equivalent of Sex, Lies, and Videotape—come along now and effect the same sort of change?The Director Isn’t Done Yet: An Interview With Steven Soderbergh | Andrew Romano | August 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Many of them were wounded and the worst of these were put into a picket boat which had just that moment come along.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
Aristide prayed that some Thaïs might come along, cast her spell upon him, and induce him to wink.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
And then, the baby didnt come along until a month ago and he has to be tended some while mamma washes and cleans up around.The Girls of Central High on the Stage | Gertrude W. Morrison
I have to see a man at the bank on business for Father, Virginia said, do you want to come along?The Adventure Girls at K Bar O | Clair Blank
But, Betty, there isn't a chance in the world that anybody will come along here in the next twenty-four hours.The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle | Laura Lee Hope
Other Idioms and Phrases with come along
Accompany or go with someone. For example, Are you coming along with us today? [Late 1600]
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