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    hi everybody,
    does anyone know idioms on somethig that is attritional and withered it could be idioms to describe old aged people





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    Quote Originally Posted by The black horse View Post
    hi everybody,
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    "An old chestnut" might fit your requirements.

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    He looks like an old prune.

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    Long in the tooth.

    Derived from describing certain animals whose teeth continue to grow as they age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The black horse View Post
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    does anyone know idioms on somethig that is attritional and withered it could be idioms to describe old aged people
    to have one foot in the grave (to be very old and likely to die soon)

    be as old as Methuselah (to be very old)

    There's life in the old dog yet.(although someone is old, they still have enough energy to do things)

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    Falling apart at the seams.

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    As old as the hills

    Exceedingly old - usually in reference to people rather than things.

    http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/43250.html

    Idioms: ripe old age

    An age advanced in years, as in I expect to live to a ripe old age. The adjective ripe here means "fully developed physically and mentally," but the current use of the idiom usually just signifies a long lifespan. [Second half of 1300s]

    http://www.answers.com/topic/ripe-old-age

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    They say that the memory is the second thing to go. I can't remember what the first thing is.




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