Meaning of “be knocking (on) 60, 70, etc.” in the English Dictionary

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"be knocking (on) 60, 70, etc." in British English

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be knocking (on) 60, 70, etc.

informal

to have almost reached a particular, usually old, age:

She was knocking on 80 when she died.

(Definition of “be knocking (on) 60, 70, etc.” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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