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No Spring Chicken


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By the time you’re eighty years old you’ve learned everything. You only have to remember it.
-George Burns

Today’s English idiom has to do with aging. It’s the expression no spring chicken, which means no longer young. It can be used in the following ways:

What’s Fred doing at the disco? He’s no spring chicken anymore.
Even though Mary is no spring chicken anymore, she runs 5 km every day.
Please forgive me for not remembering your name. I am no spring chicken, you know.

My question for you is: at what point are you no longer
a spring chicken, i.e. young?








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