getting on in years

idiom

: getting old

Examples of getting on in years in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now notably getting on in years but still a compelling, charismatic presence, Kitano presents Hideyoshi as a clever manipulator who understands men’s flaws. Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 May 2023 The researchers observed a colony of 146 degus who were getting on in years and put them all through a test to evaluate their cognitive abilities. Bytristan Bove, Fortune, 22 Dec. 2022 Jill is getting on in years, and realizes after her death, there will be no way to influence what happens with her land. Guinevere Moore, Forbes, 11 Nov. 2022 Obituaries of famous people who are getting on in years or who have had brushes with serious illnesses are written in advance. Washington Post, 12 Mar. 2022 Lloyd Wilkinson Petrie, a retired lawyer, is getting on in years. Giles Harvey, The New Yorker, 5 Apr. 2021 The Kia Sportage may be getting on in years and overshadowed by new additions to Kia's SUV lineup, including the three-row Telluride and subcompact Seltos. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, 8 Dec. 2020

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“Getting on in years.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/getting%20on%20in%20years. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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