first hundred years are the hardest

the first hundred years are the hardest

proverb A humorous phrase typically used as faux consolation, assuring someone that their life will get easier after they reach age 100. A: "Don't worry, honey, the first hundred years are the hardest." B: "And that's supposed to make me feel better?"
See also: first, hard, hundred, year
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first hundred years are the hardest

Prov. The first hundred years of your life are the hardest, and after that, you can expect things to get easier; in other words, your whole life will probably be difficult. (A jocular, ironic way to console someone who is having difficulties.) Don't worry; things are bound to improve for you. The first hundred years are the hardest.
See also: first, hard, hundred, year
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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