come of age Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “come of age” in the English Dictionary

"come of age" in British English

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come of age

to ​reach the age when you are ​legallyrecognized as an ​adult If something has come of age, it has ​reacheditsfullsuccessfuldevelopment.
(Definition of come of age from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"come of age" in American English

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come of age

to ​reach the ​age when you are ​legally an ​adult: My ​parents came of ​age during the 1960s.
(Definition of come of age from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “come of age”
in Chinese (Simplified) 满法定年龄, 成年, 成熟…
in Chinese (Traditional) 到達法定年齡, 成年, 成熟…
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