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long in the tooth

Definitions

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  • adj. Old, aged.

Etymologies

Possibly from the practice of examining the length of horses’ teeth when estimating their ages: an old horse has long, rectangular incisors, and their occlusion angle is steep. Compare don't look a gift horse in the mouth. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • When the blood was on the moon shortly after Okra's fourteenth birthday-there was no party, because she was getting entirely too long in the tooth for marriage, as if her faults weren't already bad enough-the third big uply event in Okra's life occurred.

    The Color of Her Panties

  • Buzz walked to a U-Drive and rented an old Ford sedan, thinking it looked pretty long in the tooth for a getaway car.

    The Big Nowhere

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