at the tender age of

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at the tender age of

This phrase is used to emphasize how young one was when one did something in particular. (The age is stated after "of.") I'm not surprised to hear that he was doing science experiments at the tender age of seven—he's a child genius!
See also: age, of, tender
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It was in Guyana, at the tender age of 6, Eastman discovered the fighting instinct he hopes will give him the advantage over Bernard Hopkins on Saturday at Staples Center.