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English definition of “be knocking (on) 60, 70, etc.”

be knocking (on) 60, 70, etc.

to have almost reached a particular, usually old, age: She was knocking on 80 when she died.Describing age and birthdays
(Definition of be knocking (on) 60, 70, etc. from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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