To a ripe old age - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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at a/the ripe old age
At an especially old age. Even at the ripe old age of 90, my grandmother still loves to go shopping.
to a/the ripe old age
To an especially old age. You won't live to a ripe old age if you keep eating all that junk food! My grandmother on my dad's side lived to the ripe old age of 108.
at/to a ˈripe old age,
at/to the ripe old age of... at/to a very old age: My grandmother lived to a ripe old age. ♢ My uncle was still driving a car at the ripe old age of 89.
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QUARTZ HILL - Molly, the desert tortoise who needed delicate surgery to remove huge rocks from her tummy, is alive and well six months later and looking forward to a ripe old age
A GOOD sex life and bulging bank account are among the secrets of living to a ripe old age
Despite the great physical strength of trees-and the complex defensive tricks they employ to survive to a ripe old age
in one place-it is a fact of life that all trees must someday die.