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be no spring chicken

slang To no longer be young or youthful. (A "spring chicken" refers to a young chicken.) I'm no spring chicken, so I can't stay out till 2 AM drinking and dancing anymore.
See also: chicken, no, spring

be ˌno spring ˈchicken

(humorous) be no longer young: I’m no spring chicken, but I still like going on long walks.Are you sure he should be playing squash at his age? He’s no spring chicken, you know!
See also: chicken, no, spring
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I am no spring chicken but I am, time willing, learning to speak Welsh.The Welsh schools, even in anglicised Swansea, are oversubscribed and this bodes well for the future of our language.
I am no spring chicken. I can even remember the days when the Sunday papers were all in one section.
I am no spring chicken and realise one day I shall shuffle off this mortal coil.