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    for the ages?

    Hi there,

    I have just checked whether 'for the ages' is an idiom but it looks like it is not that is why i would like to ask you what is the meaning of this phrase.
    sourse:This novel is for the ages!
    Kind regards
    tia

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    Re: for the ages?

    The book is so good it will be eternally known, like Shakespeare.

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    Re: for the ages?

    Quote Originally Posted by butter007 View Post
    Hi there,

    I have just checked whether 'for the ages' is an idiom but it looks like it is not that is why i would like to ask you what is the meaning of this phrase.
    sourse:This novel is for the ages!
    Kind regards
    tia
    This novel is for the ages! Are you sure that you haven't left anything out? It doesn't mean anything to me.

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    Re: for the ages?

    Quote Originally Posted by butter007 View Post
    Hi there,

    I have just checked whether 'for the ages' is an idiom but it looks like it is not that is why i would like to ask you what is the meaning of this phrase.
    sours(c)e:This novel is for the ages(all ages from old age, middle age, to teenage(?))!
    Kind regards
    tia
    Or, did you misspelt the "ages" for "aged"?
    Not a teacher.


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    Re: for the ages?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    This novel is for the ages! Are you sure that you haven't left anything out? It doesn't mean anything to me.
    I am terribly sorry. Here is the text again: "...a novel for the ages."

    butter

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    Re: for the ages?

    Quote Originally Posted by butter007 View Post
    I am terribly sorry. Here is the text again: "...a novel for the ages."

    butter
    In that case I agree with Konungursvia.

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