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old age

This page is about the collocation old age

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

the time in life after middle age

For example

  • My grandpa's enjoying his old age. He's got plenty of friends and lots of hobbies.

  • If you look after your health you should live to a ripe old age.

Quick Quiz

James didn't reach old age. He died when he was only

a. fifty

b. seventy

c. ninety

Contributor: Matt Errey