coming of age Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
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coming of agenoun [S]

uk   us  
Someone's coming of age is the time when that person legally becomes an adult and is old enough to vote. the time when something starts to become successful: the coming of age of democracy in the country
coming-of-age
adjective [before noun] uk   us  
done to celebrate the fact that someone is legally an adult and old enough to vote: a coming-of-age party
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