at the tender age of

(redirected from at the tender age of 8)

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
References in periodicals archive ?
These findings derive from a long-term follow-up of workers, some of whom began their mining careers in pre-World War II China at the tender age of 8 or 9.