past it

Definition of past it

British, informal
:too old to do something or to be useful
  • At the age of 45, he is past it as a football player.

Word by Word Definitions

past play
  1. : ago

  2. : just gone or elapsed

  3. : having existed or taken place in a period before the present : bygone

  1. : beyond the age for or of

  2. : after

  3. : at the farther side of : beyond

  1. : time gone by

  2. : something that happened or was done in the past

  3. : the past tense of a language

  1. : so as to reach and go beyond a point near at hand


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