of a certain age

of a certain age

who are not young Adults of a certain age might want to spend a couple of hundred dollars more for a larger monitor that will be much easier on their eyes.
Usage notes: used to avoid saying middle aged or old
See also: age, certain, of

somebody of a certain age

  (humorous)
used to avoid saying that a person, usually a woman, is no longer young but is not yet old It's a clothes boutique which caters for women of a certain age.
See also: age, certain, of
References in classic literature ?
Since we forbid his speaking everything which is forbidden, it is necessary that he neither sees obscene stories nor pictures; the magistrates therefore are to take care that there are no statues or pictures of anything of this nature, except only to those gods to whom the law permits them, and to which the law allows persons of a certain age to pay their devotions, for themselves, their wives, and children.
But they could discern nothing but a man of middle height, dressed in black, apparently of a certain age, for the end of a gray beard peeped out from the bottom of the mask that hid his features.
In spite of the fact that she has become, as the phrase goes, "a person of a certain age," she was still remarkably good-looking.
Young as we both were, we still admired "the woman of a certain age," that is to say, the woman between thirty-five and forty.
Your daughter is in HIGH SPIRITS to-night," observed a single lady of a certain age, who was sitting near Mrs.