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

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Someone's coming of ​age is the ​time when that ​personlegallybecomes an ​adult and is ​old enough to ​vote. the ​time when someone maturesemotionally, or in some other way the ​time when something ​starts to ​becomesuccessful: 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 a coming-of-age ​movie/​novel/​story
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