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coon's ageA very long time.
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drinking ageUsed other than as an idiom: The least age at which one is permitted by law to drink alcoholic beverages.
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drinking ageA two and an ace as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em
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act one's ageTo be mature and not childish.
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age before beautyA phrase said to allow older people to go before younger ones.
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come of ageTo mature, or become fully developed.
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come of ageTo reach a specific age where one is legally considered to be an adult.
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day and ageA time period of years or more.
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one age withthe same age as, (followed by a name).
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in this day and ageIn the current time period of years.
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break a sweatJanuary 2008, The Age - Walkovers blaze a trail for women's equal-pay theory.
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cradle robberA person who marries or becomes romantically involved with someone who is much younger or who employs or otherwise engages a young person for a purpose inappropriate for his or her age.
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failure to thrivePoor physical growth or level of weight, relative to one's age peers.
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forewarned is forearmedAdvance awareness of a situation, especially a risky one, prepares one to deal with it.1863, Charles Reade, Hard Cash, ch. 4:[W]hatever a young gentleman of that age says to you, he says to many other ladies; but your experience is not equal to your sense; so profit by mine . . . forewarned is forearmed.1885, G. A. Henty, Saint George for England, ch. 4:Sometimes, they say, it is wiser to remain in ignorance; at other times forewarned is forearmed.circa 1903, Lucy Maud Montgomery, "Why Mr. Cropper Changed His Mind":"Well, Miss Maxwell, I think it only fair to tell you that you may have trouble with those boys when they do come. Forewarned is forearmed, you know."
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golden yearsOld age, especially the years after one has retired from employment.
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old womanA person (irrespective of age or sex) who is always complaining about his or her situation.
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on in yearsOld; advanced in age.
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put out to pastureTo make someone retire, especially due to advancing age.
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reach an early graveTo be sentenced to death before the age of 18.
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reach an early graveTo die young. To die before the age of 80.
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rob the cradleTo use a young person for a purpose inappropriate to his or her age.
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royal bumpsA ritual of two or more persons holding another person by the arms and legs, face up, while bumping them repeatedly on the floor. In modern times it is a lighthearted affair, generally performed only on a young person's birthday with the number of bumps corresponding to the person's age in years. Historically it was a hazing.
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the good die youngWell-regarded people who are morally upright, kind, and beneficent tend to die at a younger age than do most people.
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there's no fool like an old foolAge does not bring wisdom.
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throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stickTry the same thing (or similar things) often enough, and, even if the general standard is poor, sometimes one will be successful.2001, And still no one is shouting stop. read in The Kingdom archives at [1] on 02 Nov 06,Many team managers are of the philosophy that if you throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick. They believe that team preparation is all about physical fitness. They run the players into the ground and they believe they will be "flying on the day".2001, Robert McCrum, Let them eat cake, in The Observer 16 Dec 01, read on Guardian Unlimited site at [2] on 02 Nov 06,Australian publishing boomed and in the past 10 years the country's literary culture has undergone a mini golden age, capped by Carey's triumph at the 2001 Booker Prize. As one Australian arts administrator said to me many years ago: 'Listen, mate, if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.'2001, Chris Collin, Re: 2-cp speys on The Strathspey Server mailing list archive at [3] on 02 Nov 06,I am finding that "if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick". It doesn't always work of course (especially on the nights when the class is mostly the beginners), but the class seems to thrive on the challange.2005, Ray Craft (poster on The right scale blog), Fitzhooie and his Burden, read at [4] on 02 Nov 06,Prosecutors everywhere have bad habits of overcharging lots of cases, knowing that if the throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick.2005, Sean Kelleher, Spike Milligan: His part in our downfall in Business 07 Aug 05, read at [5] on 02 Nov 06,As long as there is negligible regulation and enforcement anyone can actually try and do the job...Weak regulation allows the industry to build strategies on full time recruitment. The theory goes: throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.c2005, Everything You've Learned About Marketing Is Wrong, read on LINC Performance website at [6] on 02 Nov 06,They have the money to continue to believe in the repetition side of the equation. You throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick. But it still isn
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twilight yearsOld age.
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you can't put an old head on young shouldersYoung people inevitably lack the experience and wisdom which come with age.
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you're never too old to learnIt is possible to learn new things, at any age; (implying) follow your desires and dreams
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