No spring chicken



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No longer young • Often said of a woman: She looks great, but she’s no spring chicken (1910+)
No longer a young person, as in Sally’s no spring chicken, but she plays a fine game of tennis. This unflattering expression, often applied to women, has been used since the early 1700s, although spring was omitted from the earliest citation (1711).

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