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Age out

age out

verb phrase

To reach an age, usually in the 30s or 40s, when drugs no longer have the desired effect, whereupon the user gradually stops taking them voluntarily (Narcotics)
Contemporary Examples

On Wednesday, Arvind was at the citywide finals for the fourth straight year, his last, because he is now 13 and will age out.
Queens Phenom Goes for Redemption at National Spelling Bee Finals Michael Daly March 21, 2013

As a counselor I am faced with children in foster care, and I see how many children often age out of “the system.”
Why I Choose to Be Child-Free: Readers Share Their Stories Harry Siegel February 26, 2013

Historical Examples

But having laughed and shamed his age out of one folly, he had the mortification of seeing it run headlong into another.
The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 2 (of 10) Alexander Pope

Probably one male over twenty-five years of age out of every four is in government employ.
Germany and the Germans Price Collier

He recalled the saying that a woman may keep her age out of her face, but her hands will betray her.
The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush Francis Lynde

If arrests are only of those under 45, I may be able to keep English over that age out of jail.
The Better Germany in War Time Harold Picton

Many men, he knew, were at his age out of employment, and many more had been crossed in love.
Post Haste R.M. Ballantyne

It was an action done in the spirit of an age out of which he was soon to be instrumental in raising the Church.
History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century (Volume 1) J. H. Merle D’Aubign

I thought we had come to an honourable understanding to leave my age out of the question.’
The Dictator Justin McCarthy

The lays try to catch the spirit of the age out of which the stories came.
Studies of Contemporary Poets Mary C. Sturgeon


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