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    simon1234 is offline Member
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    lunch

    Hi there,

    Is it correct to say:
    It's going on lunch.

    tks

    simon

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    Re: lunch

    It would be an acceptable, casual phrase - a colloquialism , I guess, in a context such as:
    "I thought you had five pounds in your pocket?"
    "Yes, I do, but it's going on lunch"

    Is that the sort of thing you are trying to say?

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    Re: lunch

    Hi there,
    Does 'go on lunch' mean 'almost' in American English?

    tks
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    Re: lunch

    In AmE when it is nearly 12 O'Clock, you can say "It's going on 12."

    I suppose if it is just about time to eat lunch, you could say "It's going on lunch." It would probably be understood.

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