At 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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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