draw near

draw near
1. and draw near (to someone or something)

Lit. to come near to someone or something.

Draw near to me, and let me look at you.

Draw near to the table and look at this.

2. Fig. [for a particular time] to approach. •

The time to depart is drawing near.

As the time for her speech drew near, Ann became more and more nervous.

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{v. phr.} To approach; come near. * /The time is drawing near when this century will end and the next will begin./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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