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    Meaning: on the upside of her fifties

    What does it mean when a person is considered to be "on the upside of her fifties"?

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    Re: Meaning: on the upside of her fifties

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    What does it mean when a person is considered to be "on the upside of her fifties"?
    I've never heard it but I would take it to mean that she is over fifty years old.

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    Re: Meaning: on the upside of her fifties

    I've never heard it either but my guess is the same as bhaisahab's.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Meaning: on the upside of her fifties

    Welcome to the forums, danetch.

    We can help you better if you give us the context in which you encountered this expression.

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    Re: Meaning: on the upside of her fifties

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I've never heard it but I would take it to mean that she is over fifty years old.
    At first I thought it meant she was slightly over fifty years old (fifty years five months), but then I started to wonder if she was in her early (51-53) or in her late (57-59) fifties.

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    We can help you better if you give us the context in which you encountered this expression.
    I’ve encountered it in a book written by American author. A young woman thinks of her father’s secretary as “a former teacher and widow on the upside of her fifties”. I don’t understand if the woman in question is supposed to be fifty years several month years old or, for example, she is fifty-three years old.

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    Re: Meaning: on the upside of her fifties

    The only thing we can say fairly certainly is that she is over fifty. I would assume, given the sentence, that perhaps he meant "in her late fifties, so perhaps fifty-seven to fifty-nine.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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