VOCABULARY - IDIOMS

Idioms about Age

Idioms about Age

  • act one's age

    Meaning: To be mature and not childish.

  • age before beauty

    Meaning: A phrase said to allow older people to go before younger ones. Now most often used humorously or lightheartedly, and usually said by a younger person to an older friend or relative out of mock pity for being so much older and unattractive.

  • age out of something

    Meaning: The phrase age out of something means to reach an age at which one is no longer eligible for the system of care designed to provide services, such as education or protection, for people below a certain age level.

  • come of age

    Meaning: The phrase come of age means to reach adulthood.

  • coon's age

    Meaning: The idiom a coon's age refers to a very long period of time.

  • dog's age

    Meaning: The idiom dog's age refers to a long period of time.

  • feel your age

    Meaning: The phrase feel your age means to realize that you are growing old.

  • get on in years

    Meaning: advanced in age.

  • golden age

    Meaning: Period of prosperity.

  • I wasn't born yesterday

    Meaning: If you say you 'I wasn't born yesterday' you mean that you are not stupid enough to believe anything said to you.

  • in a coon's age

    Meaning: The phrase in a coon's age means in a very long time.

  • in this day and age

    Meaning: In the present.

  • leave the nest

    Meaning: The phrase leave the nest means to move from one's parents' home. Such a move is mainly motivated by a desire for independence.

  • life begins at 40

    Meaning: The phrase life begins at 40 means that when one reaches the age of forty, life becomes better, maybe because one has the skills, experiences, and means necessary for an enjoyable life.

  • long in the tooth

    Meaning: very old.; Getting on in years

  • of a certain age

    Meaning: no longer young; Said about people who are not young.

  • of advanced age

    Meaning: The phrase of advanced age or advanced years describes someone as old.

  • of age

    Meaning: Old enough to be considered an adult.

  • on in years

    Meaning: Old; advanced in age.

  • over the hill

    Meaning: too old to perform as well as before.

  • put years on

    Meaning: If something puts years on somebody, it makes them look or feel much older.

  • Ripe old age

    Meaning: Very old age.

  • tender age

    Meaning: A young age.

  • under age

    Meaning: The phrase under age means to be too young to be eligible for something.

  • young at hear

    Meaning: To be young at heart means to have a youthful spirit in spite of being old.