had a good innings

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of had a good innings

British, informal
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 of have

good play
  1. : of a favorable character or tendency

  2. : bountiful, fertile

  3. : handsome, attractive

  1. : something that is good

  2. : something conforming to the moral order of the universe

  3. : praiseworthy character : goodness

  1. : well

  2. used as an intensive

inning play innings
  1. : a division of a cricket match

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

  3. : a player's turn (as in horseshoes, pool, or croquet)


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