fountain of youth

noun phrase

or Fountain of Youth in stories and legends : a fountain with magic water which when drunk will cause a person to live forever
: a source of the kind of energy or health that young people usually have
Exercise is good for you, but it's not a perfect fountain of youth.

Examples of fountain of youth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The sweet-natured 10-year-old is a kind of fountain of youth incarnate. Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Sep. 2023 Tight as drums, Mike and Rose-Ann make a compelling case that the fountain of youth can be found on the dance floor. Cathy Alter, Washington Post, 16 Aug. 2023 And unfortunately, the fountain of youth still eludes us. Brigitt Earley, Glamour, 10 Aug. 2023 For Stanley Tucci, true love is the real fountain of youth. USA TODAY, 17 July 2023 The fountain of youth concept gets a Brit comedy spin with this presale feature in which three women (Keaton, Hodge and Scottish singer-actress Lulu) drink a de-aging elixir. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 May 2023 The past few years have been a virtual fountain of youth for the pair. Roy Trakin, Variety, 5 Apr. 2023 See More

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“Fountain of youth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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