at a/the ripe old age

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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.
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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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Philemon and Baucis, having been gracious to the gods, are granted the secret wish of all happy couples: to die simultaneously at a ripe old age.