grow into

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grow into

  1. Develop so as to become, as in The army makes a boy grow into a man. [Mid-1500s]

  2. Develop or change so as to fit, as in He'll soon grow into the next shoe size, or She has grown into her job. [Early 1800s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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