a good innings

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a good innings

A long stretch of success in one's job. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. I love my job, and I've certainly had a good innings, but it's time for me to retire now.
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a good ˈinnings

(British English, informal) used about somebody who has died or who is at the end of their life or career to say that they have had a long life or career: He’s had a good innings but now it’s time for him to retire and let someone younger take over as director.
In cricket, an innings is the period of time that a team or a person spends batting (= hitting the ball). A good innings is one that lasts a long time and in which a lot of ‘runs’ (= points) are scored.
See also: good, inning
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'We were expecting 130 to 140 on this pitch, but Mire played a very good innings,' said Zaman.
"He's had a good innings and you couldn't begrudge him the nice send off that he's going to get."