had a good innings

Definition of had a good innings

British, informal

  1. —used to say that someone who has died lived a long life We're sad she's gone, but she had a good innings.

Word by Word Definitions

had
  1. : past tense and past participle ofhave

goodplay
  1. :  of a favorable character or tendency

    :  bountiful, fertile

    :  handsome, attractive

  1. :  something that is good

    :  something conforming to the moral order of the universe

    :  praiseworthy character :  goodness

  1. :  well

    : used as an intensive

inningplay innings
  1. :  a division of a cricket match

    :  a division of a baseball game consisting of a turn at bat for each team

    :  a baseball team's turn at bat ending with the third out


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