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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While most kids get a kick out of flailing their arms about and mimicking the gestures of a conductor, Michael Morgan was inspired to make a career out of performing such acts at the tender age of 9, "I decided I would be a conductor, just from seeing someone pretend to conduct on television," recalls Morgan, who took piano lessons for 10 years.
PHOTO Tailspin Tommy Boggs, 82, says he flew his first plan e at the tender age of 9.