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(on) the wrong side of (some age)
Older than a certain age. Why is she dressing like a teenager when she is clearly the wrong side of 40? I'm sore after every workout these days, so I'm definitely on the wrong side of 30!
be pushing (an age)
To be approaching a particular age. I was never sore after my workouts until I was pushing 40.
See also: pushing
Very quickly. We need to drive like sixty in order to get there on time!
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be on the ˌright/ˌwrong side of ˈ40, ˈ50, etc.(informal, often humorous) be younger/older than 40, 50, etc: ‘How old is she?’ ‘On the wrong side of forty, I’d say.’
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