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Wednesday, 20 June 2007

Phrase of the Day 102: 'over the hill'

"to be over the hill"


definition: to be past your prime, to be old.

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example: "Every time I see these kids and their baseball caps I can't help but feel over the hill."

origin: A reference to a journey over a hill. Once you reach the top of the hill and begin your journey down, you have past the midpoint and are on the downside or decline (over the hill). With age, once you have past your peak, you are on the downside.

5 Comments:

Anonymous said...

RIDICULOUS STATEMENT

Anonymous said...

THIS MAKES ZERO SENSE ITS JUST ABSURD!!! SURELY THE YOUNGER GENERATION ARE THE MORE LIKELY TO BE OVER THE HILL AS THEY HAVE FRESHER YOUNGER LIMBS AND ARE GENERALLY SPEAKING BETTER SUITED FOR CLIMBING. I'M SIMPLY OUTRAGED.

Anonymous said...

THIS GUY KNOWS THE SCORE. HE IS ON THE BALL WITH THIS ANALYSIS. TRUE SAY THE YOUNGER MAN WOULD BE MUCH FURHER OVER THE HILL THAN THE OLD TIMERS. OLD PEOPLE CANNOT CLIMB HILLS AND THEREFORE COULD NEVER BE OVER SAID HILL

Concerned Citizen said...

I'M NOT SURE WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF NOW I'M TEMPTED TO TAKE THIS TO THE POLICE ITS REALLY RUFFLED MY FEATHERS.

BAMBOOZLED BYPASSER said...

I'M IN A REAL PICKLE HERE. I HAVE TO BE AWAKE EARLY AND NOW I'M GOING TO BE CHEWING MY TEETH OVER THIS CONUNDRUM ALL NIGHT.