Also, old as the hills. Ancient, as in He must be as old as Adam by now, or That joke is as old as the hills. The first term, alluding to the first human created by God, according to the Bible, was first recorded only in 1867. The variant, referring to geological time (when mountains were created), dates from about 1800.
[bey-lee] /ˈbeɪ li/ noun 1. the main criminal court of London, England. noun 1. the chief court exercising criminal jurisdiction in London; the Central Criminal Court of England
noun 1. .
- Old biddy
noun phrase An old woman, esp an unpleasant one: Talk to the old biddy for me. She likes you [1940s+; ultimately fr biddy, ”chicken, hen,” found by 1601]
- Old bill
noun (Brit, slang) 1. a policeman 2. (functioning as pl) the Old Bill, policemen collectively or in general