get along

verb(intr, adverb)
  1. (often foll by with) to be friendly or compatible: my brother gets along well with everybody

  2. to manage, cope, or fare: how are you getting along in your job?

  1. (also preposition; often imperative) to go or move away; leave

  1. British informal an exclamation indicating mild disbelief

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get along

Also, get on. Be or continue to be on harmonious terms. For example, She finds it hard to get along with her in-laws, or He gets on well with all of his neighbors except one. The use of along dates from the late 1800s; the use of on dates from the early 1800s. A colloquial synonym for get along well is get on like a house afire, in effect comparing increasingly good relations to the rapid progress of a fire.

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