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Describing People - Age

Master English idioms regarding age, like "spring chicken" and "long in the tooth".

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English idioms used to Describe People
spring chicken

a young individual with little or no experience

[noun]
young blood

a young energetic person that brings new ideas, enthusiasm, and vitality to a group, organization, or activity

[noun]
at one's mother's knee

used when someone has learned or experienced something from a very young age

[phrase]
knee-high to a grasshopper

(of a person) very young or very small

[phrase]
salad days

the time in a person's life marked by youthfulness, inexperience, and being carefree

[noun]
on the other side of number

used to refer to people who look older than the age they are at

[phrase]
ripe old age

an advanced stage of life characterized by a long lifespan and great wisdom

[phrase]
(as) old as the hills

used to describe someone or something that is old and has existed for a long time

[phrase]
long in the tooth

describing an individual who has lived for a very long time and is not able to do certain activities due to old age

[phrase]
hale and hearty

used to describe an old person who is still very active and healthy

[phrase]
silver surfer

a senior citizen that spends a lot of time using the Internet

[noun]
old enough to be one's mother

used to refer to a significant age difference between two people, especially those who are romantically involved with one another

[phrase]
over the hill

beyond the peak of one's abilities or career, often implying a decline in performance

[phrase]
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