come of age
come of age
- become an adult, reach adult status
- reach maturity
- to reach successful development
- reach the age of adulthood when you are legally responsible for your behaviour
- attainment of prominence, recognition, maturity or respectability
- if something has come of age, it has reached its full successful development, to reach the age when one is an adult and is legally responsible for his or her behavior.
- After years of experimentation with colors and strokes, his painting has come of age.
- Communities across the world have diverse traditions to celebrate the coming of age of their young ones.
- When he comes of age, he would get a large inheritance from his grandfather.
- Now that you have come of age, you should be more responsible and accountable for your actions.
- His early films used to be of low quality, but with this film, he has certainly come of age as a director of high repute.
- Now that he has come of age, do you plan to teach him the ropes of the family business?
- The country came of age as a financial and industrial hotbed when many of the world's big companies opened their branches there.
- After his first few books received lukewarm response, his writing finally came of age when he published this trilogy which went on to become a bestseller.
- When he came of age, he decided to leave his ancestral home and find his calling elsewhere.
The first known use of this phrase was in 1916.
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