1. phrasal verb You tell someone to come along to encourage them in a friendly way to do something, especially to attend something. [V P] ⇒ There's a big press launch today and you're most welcome to come along. 2. convention You say 'come along' to someone to encourage them to hurry up, usually when you are rather annoyed with them. [V P] ⇒ Come along, Osmond. No sense in your standing around. 3. phrasal verb When something or someone comes along, they occur or arrive by chance. [V P] ⇒ I waited a long time until a script came along that I thought was genuinely funny. [V P] ⇒ It was lucky you came along. 4. phrasal verb → come If something is coming along, it is developing or making progress. [V P adv] ⇒ Pentagon spokesman Williams says those talks are coming along quite well. [V P] ⇒ How's Ferguson coming along?
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