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long in the tooth

Definition of long in the tooth

informal

  1. :  no longer young :  old <Isn't she a little long in the tooth for those kinds of antics?>



Word by Word Definitions

longplay
  1. :  extending for a considerable distance

    :  having greater length than usual

    :  having greater height than usual :  tall

  1. :  for or during a long time

    :  at or to a long distance :  far

    :  for the duration of a specified period

  1. :  a long period of time

    :  a long syllable

    :  one taking a long position especially in a security or commodity market

  1. :  to feel a strong desire or craving especially for something not likely to be attained

  1. :  to be suitable or fitting

toothplay
  1. :  one of the hard bony appendages that are borne on the jaws or in many of the lower vertebrates on other bones in the walls of the mouth or pharynx and serve especially for the prehension and mastication of food and as weapons of offense and defense

    :  any of various usually hard and sharp processes especially about the mouth of an invertebrate

    :  taste, liking


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