IDIOM - "Over the hill"

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IDIOM - "Over the hill"

Post  Vincent Law on Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:39 am

IDIOM - "Over the hill":

1. No longer able to do something at an acceptable level because of age past your/its prime.
Fig. too old (for something). (*Typically: be ~; go ~.)

Ex: "Some judges who are 75 may be over the hill, but others still have energy galore." - "You're only fifty! You're not over-the-hillyet. Some people seem over-the-hill at thirty."

2. Fig. Inf. escaped from prison or the military. (*Typically: be ~; go ~.)

Ex: "Two privates went over the hill last night." - "They broke out of jail and went over the hill."

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