in this day and age

in this day and age

Fig. now; in these modern times. Bill: Ted flunked out of school. Mother: Imagine that! Especially in this day and age. Bill: Taxes keep going up and up. Bob: What do you expect in this day and age?
See also: age, and, this

in this day and age

also (in) this day and time
now In this day and age you must have computer skills if you want to get a job. The girl was held under conditions that are hard to imagine in this day and time.
Usage notes: used to emphasize a difference between this time and time past
See also: age, and, this

in this day and age

in modern times She said she was appalled that so much injustice could exist in this day and age.
See also: age, and, this

in this day and age

Now, in the present, as in In this day and age divorce is a very common occurrence. This phrase is redundant, since this day and this age both mean "now". [Early 1900s]
See also: age, and, this