past it

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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.

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“Past it.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/past%20it. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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