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spring chicken

n. a young and naive person, especially a young woman. (Usually in the negative.) Well, I may not be a spring chicken, but I got some spizzerinktum left.
See also: chicken, spring
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While still the best in the world, Serena is no spring chicken at 27 and considering Azarenka took a set off her in the Australian Open in January the value lies with the jolly obliging in three sets.
Steak Caribe: Jerk rubbed hanger-style steak, parsley-garlic sauce and red onion salsa -- Suggested wine pairing: Rutherford Ranch, Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, 2006 -- Kingston Banks Roast Chicken: Half spring chicken marinated in coconut milk and island ginger, roasted tropical sweet potatoes and plantation bacon -- Suggested wine pairing: Solaire by Robert Mondavi, Chardonnay Sta.
I thought you were about 50," replied a revoltingly rude lady called Trinny, no spring chicken herself.
I'm no spring chicken so I'm just thoroughly pleased to have been given this chance.
He's no spring chicken but he still has a spring in his step and added David O'Leary to the long list of managers he's seen off at Villa Park.
I am no spring chicken and realise one day I shall shuffle off this mortal coil.
GRAEME LE SAUX (Southampton)OKAY, so he is no spring chicken,but Le Saux is certainly worth more than the nominal fee Southampton paid for him.
QI'M no spring chicken and want to make sure I'm using make-up products appropriate for my age - 50 plus.
Sublimity is no spring chicken himself, and his frailties were exposed on ground that was much too soft for him.
He is no spring chicken and yet came third top point scorer in the league.
Intrigues include glazed Maine lobster with a cockle mariniere, a puree of green peas and curry sticks ($29); truffled veal sausage with oxtail, a sweet onion confit and a puree of potato and spinach ($29); and spring chicken marinated with turmeric and star anise ($22).
Kelly said: "Look at Jason Byrne - no spring chicken but he bangs goals in every year.
He must be about 30 now, which means he is no spring chicken by jump jockey standards, and it is easy to forget that he is JP McManus's number two at Jonjo O'Neill's, proving how highly he is thought of by the legendary Irish gambler.
Caroline Jupe, of RNID, said: "If you're still feeling like a spring chicken and up for an exhilarating challenge, why not jump to it and sign up for an RNID skydive?