age before beauty

age before beauty

A humorous way to tell someone to go ahead of one, meant as a playful insult. Chuck held the door open for Tim, motioned for him to go ahead, and said, "Age before beauty."
See also: age, beauty, before

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."
See also: age, beauty, before
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THE market for today's feature points to age before beauty, but Beauty Prince is a tempting alternative as The Golden Age bids to punch his ticket for the BWW Hong Kong Derby in the Siu Sai Wan Handicap at 1.
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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.
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