[in imperative] Said when encouraging someone or telling them to hurry up: That’s our man, Watson! Come along!
hurry, hurry (it) up, be quick (about it), get a move on, come on, look lively, speed up, move faster
informalget moving, get cracking, step on it, step on the gas, move it, buck up, shake a leg, make it snappy
British informalget one's skates on
British informal, , datedstir one's stumps
North American informalget a wiggle on
Australian/New Zealand informalrattle your dags
South African informalput foot
nounNorth American informal
A hand-operated winch.
- Because there is no ratchet or coil, it permits very small adjustments, unlike either come-alongs or winches.
- If you have ever looked at the end of a crane, or if you have ever used an engine hoist or a come-along, or if you have ever looked at the rigging on a sailboat, then you have seen a block and tackle at work.
- The underpinning has some eight-ton structural steel sections that had to be placed through windows using chain falls, come-alongs and a trolley system, he adds.
Definition of come along in:
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