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age in place

To live in a single appropriately accessible residence as one ages, as opposed to moving to more accessible dwellings as one's mobility decreases. Living in the granny pad on our son's property will allow us to age in place. A three-storey house with lots of steps is not ideal for aging in place. My mom moved into a small rancher when she was in her 50s, so that she could just age in place.
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age like (fine) wine

To become more attractive, impressive, successful, etc., as one gets older. The actress has continued to be a huge advocate for mental health, she's about to publish her sixth book, she's hip to younger perspectives without being phony, and she's just so darn charismatic! If you ask me, she's aging like fine wine. A: "Wow, he really takes care of his body, huh?" B: "Yeah, he's nearly 50, but he's definitely aging like wine!" That actor always seemed like such a doofus to me, but dang if he isn't aging like fine wine.
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age out

To be too old to remain in an age-based classification or receive age-based services. When you turn 26, you will age out of your parents' health insurance coverage. When these kids turn 10, they'll age out of the after-school program. Keep in mind that you will age out of our retiree benefits when you turn 65.
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middle-aged spread

Weight that accumulates around a person's midsection due to a decrease in metabolism caused by aging. Barry suddenly started dieting and exercising to prevent the middle-aged spread.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

age out (of something)

[for an adult] to grow [mentally or in years] out of certain behavior or out of a group or classification that is based on age. (Jargon.) Most of them tend to age out at about 35.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

age out

To reach an age at which one is no longer eligible for certain special services, such as education or protection, from an authority: Unfortunately I have aged out of the special student scholarship program, so I have to pay full price for these classes.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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