aches and pains

This page is about the collocation aches and pains

collocation pattern: noun + noun

Meaning

mild pains that come and go, esp. from physical work or old age

For example

  • Grandma's complaining about all her aches and pains again.

  • After carrying sacks of rice all day, I felt all the usual aches and pains in my back and shoulders.

Quick Quiz

Who probably feels aches and pains at the end of the day?

a. a rich tea merchant in an office

b. an old tea picker on a plantation

c. a young tea drinker in a cafe

Contributor: Matt Errey