old as Methuselah

*old as Methuselah

very old. (Of a person; refers to a biblical figure held to have lived to be 969. *Also: as ~.) Old Professor Stone is as old as Methusehah but still gets around with a cane.
See also: Methuselah, old
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Now, you are my witness, Miss Summerson, I say I don't care-but if he was to come to our house with his great, shining, lumpy forehead night after night till he was as old as Methuselah, I wouldn't have anything to say to him.
You will be as old as Methuselah, if you wait till I am your wife.
A man may live to be as old as Methuselah,' said Mr.
At that time he looked to be as old as Methuselah but then strangely, his appearance never altered throughout the succeeding decades until the time of his death.
I calculate that by the end of the season I will be as old as Methuselah.
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