Today’s idiom: “Over the hill”

17 Jan

There are many ways to say that someone is old. “Over the hill” is one way to express it, but it means a little bit more than just “old”. It means that you are “too old” for something. For example:

John: “Why did you lose your job as fire fighter?”

Peter: “They said I was over the hill, that I couldn’t climb up a ladder any more. But I’m only 79!”

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