get on in years
| Someone who is getting on in years is growing old. My grandmother is getting on in years. She's no longer able to look after her home without help.
| knee-high to a grasshopper
| This term refers to a very young and therefore small child. Look how tall you are! Last time I saw you, you were knee-high to a grasshopper!
| long in the tooth
| A person who is long in the tooth is a bit too old to do something. She's a bit long in the tooth for a cabaret dancer, isn't she?
| mutton dressed as lamb
| This expression refers to a middle-aged woman who tries to look younger by dressing in clothes designed for younger people. The style doesn't suit her - it has a mutton-dressed-as-lamb effect on her!
| no spring chicken
| To say that someone is no spring chicken means that they are quite old or well past their youth. How old is the owner? I don't know but she's no spring chicken!
| over the hill
| If a person is over the hill, they have reached an age when they can no longer perform as well as before. Gran! You say you're over the hill, but you're a super cook!
| rob the cradle
| If you rob the cradle, you have a romantic relationship with someone who is much younger than yourself. My uncle Ted is dating a twenty-year-old girl. That's really robbing the cradle!
| silver surfer
| A silver surfer is an elderly person who uses the internet. After just a few questions my grandmother was ready to join the silver surfers.
| put years on
| If an event or difficult situation puts years on someone, it makes them look or feel much older. I hardly recognized Mr.Brown. His illness has put years on him.
| cut a dash
| If a person cuts a dash, they make a striking impression by their appearance and attractive clothes. Wearing his uniform, my grandfather cut a dash on his wedding day.
| deck out
| If you deck out someone or something, you dress or decorate them in a special way. Paul decked out his car for the occasion.
dressed to kill
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