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What Does "Tag Along" Mean?

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"Tag along" is an English idiom. It means "to accompany someone or a group without a specific invitation or being part of the original plan; to go along with others."

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "tag along" used in a sentence:
  • When they decided to go hiking, their neighbour asked if he could tag along for the adventure.
  • She didn't mind if her little brother tagged along while she explored the park.
  • He often tagged along with his friends to concerts and events, even if he wasn't a fan of the music.
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What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "Tag Along" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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