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    Like vintage wine

    What does it mean when someone says this person is like vintage wine

    Thank you

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    Re: Like vintage wine

    Well, personally, I take it as an insult. Vintage wine is typically older than the standard stuff in the box that I drink. To say someone is like vintage wine might suggest they have aged well, look good for their age, are polished in their behaviour, etc., but to me, it reminds me of a birthday card I got my mother-in-law:

    "Women are like a fine wine. They get better with age," it said on the front.
    So I added, "So you must be really good now!"


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    Re: Like vintage wine

    Quote Originally Posted by august View Post
    What does it mean when someone says this person is like vintage wine

    Thank you
    That they are exceptional.


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    Re: Like vintage wine

    So it is a compliment for old people then?


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    Re: Like vintage wine

    Could compliment anyone. It is the comparison with the excellence of vintage wine rather than the age of the person the compliment is aimed at.

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    Re: Like vintage wine

    I dare you to say that to a woman, however!


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    Quote Originally Posted by jlinger View Post
    I dare you to say that to a woman, however!
    No problem. Any reasonable intelligent woman would take it in the spirit offered.

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    Re: Like vintage wine

    Pun intended?

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