cradle-snatching

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cradle-snatching

The act of being romantically involved with a much younger person. Primarily heard in UK. He must be cradle-snatching—how else can you explain him dating a woman 25 years younger than him?

cradle-snatching

BRITISH or

robbing the cradle

AMERICAN
Cradle-snatching is the practice of having a sexual relationship with a much younger partner. The woman is even older than his mother. It's cradle snatching! There'll always be those who accuse you of robbing the cradle. Note: You can describe someone who does this in British English as a cradle snatcher or, in American English, as a cradle robber. The ageing actress is a cradle snatcher, says her toyboy's family. Women who make off with men 15 to 30 years younger are viewed as neurotic cradle robbers. Note: These expressions are usually used in a disapproving way.
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A NO ONE would deny it's a large age gap, but your lover is hardly cradle snatching.
You can't help who you're attracted to - and why the hell should you worry about those people sounding off about toys boys and cradle snatching.
They wouldn't accuse a man of cradle snatching, so you don't have to put up with it either.
Despite their eight-year age difference, she refutes charges of cradle snatching.
And are turning cradle snatching into a social trend.
It is easier for a man and more acceptable to go out with a younger woman, whereas it's still looked upon as cradle snatching if it's the other way around.
So stop cradle snatching and find something more useful to do -
But at least she won't be accused of cradle snatching this time.
So no more cradle snatching and I sincerely hope you find someone nearer your own age in the near future.