age before beauty


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age before beauty

a jocular and slightly rude way of encouraging someone to go ahead of oneself; a comical, teasing, and slightly grudging way of indicating that someone else should or can go first. "No, no. Please, you take the next available seat," smiled Tom. "Age before beauty, you know."
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For when it comes to steak flavour, it's age before beauty, and there are an increasing number of chefs in the UAE who are sharing the magic of dry aged steak with their discerning customers.
Brit make-up brand Illamasqua wants to hear from you if you know "mothers, aunts, grandmothers" who'd be right for their new Age Before Beauty campaign for autumn/winter 2012.
And with the new X-Factor judging line-up of proving to be a hit with viewers over on ITV1, it may be time for Strictly producers to ditch the age before beauty mantra.
Placing age before beauty, Kevin Fabian, will be playing the role of Roger/Rose.
AGE before beauty could be the battle cry in this fight for the affections of tennis player Mark Philippoussis.
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AGE BEFORE BEAUTY Promotion chasing Fairwater Old Boys have four over 50s playing in their squad in Division Three of the Cardiff & District League.
U2 take precedence, not just on the age before beauty principle but because the weight of expectation weighed heavier on their shoulders and they have responded in triumphant style.
Never has age before beauty seemed a more sensible option.
IT was a case of age before beauty at Knockhill last weekend.
IT IS age before beauty in today's Italian Open three-balls in Sardinia.
Age before beauty won't get you far in Miss World, but Woodward evidently had no mutton-dressed-as-lamb selection issues.
Despite Kirsty's talents earning her millions, most TV audiences prefer age before beauty.
Here, we help three of Scotland's best-known faces from the 70s and 80s take a step back in time and prove that they've never put age before beauty.