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    six going on twenty meaning?

    What is the meaning of six going on twenty about a little girl?

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    Re: six going on twenty meaning?

    It means that although she is a child, she either acts or dresses like someone much older.

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    Re: six going on twenty meaning?

    Thank you very much :)

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    Re: six going on twenty meaning?

    Ouisch has given the meaning. The idiom (well, not really an idiom as it doesn't always us those numbers - it's more of a conventional piece of wordplay) is based on the traditional use of 'going on', in expressions such as 'six going on seven' [=reaching the end of his/her seventh year/well over six - in fact nearly seven].

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