What is the correct idiom describing an elderly person?
She is in her ages. - Can I say so?
He is in his years. - Is this sentence correct?
I couldn't find idiomatic or set phrases related to old age in dictionaries (I found "to be in one's golden years", though. But should "golden" be always used? Can't it be omitted?)
Last edited by englishhobby; 28-Dec-2012 at 07:54.
If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)
There is a rather unpleasant idiom which my grandfather always used for very old people - "coffin dodger".
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