(one's) autumn years

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(one's) autumn years

The time period near the end of one's life. Now that you're retired from work, how do you plan to spend your autumn years?
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The lack of alternatives in his position ensured that days off came alltoo-infrequently for a player in his autumn years and such overloading will have contributed to Baines' considerable injury lay-off from which he has only just returned.
The lack of alternatives in his position ensured that days off came all-too-infrequently for a player in his autumn years and such overloading will have contributed to Baines' considerable injury lay-off from which he has only just returned.
In both cases, three days of mourning were declared by the grandfather of the present emir, who never imagined that he would one day face a similar fate when he too was toppled and spent 10 years of his autumn years in exile in France.
IT might have taken him until his autumn years, but Bryan Cranston is finally enjoying the recognition he deserves following his overdue breakthrough role as Walter White in the TV phenomenon Breaking Bad.
In his autumn years, De Leon had collaborated with Zayco, doing the designs which her daughter rendered in mosaic.
And it seems even in his autumn years, the charismatic superstar is still ruffling feathers.
Charles deserves to spend his autumn years as monarch before public pressure is such that he is forced to allow the crown to pass straight from his mother to his son William, a much more popular and attractive character than Charles can ever hope to be.
Yet their absence at the funeral and the fact that they did not take part in it was sufficient to expose their feelings of "victory" and of having finally achieved what they had for years been calling for, through their campaign against "the branch" and the man heading it - a man who was not saved by his uncovering of a large part of Israel's espionage networks in the country, among them networks within the "Resistance" apparatus itself, as well as one of the members of the closest circle surrounding the man of "understanding" who has in his autumn years come to the arena of the "defiant".
The ailing English composer turned to the harp in his autumn years, penning his Suite for Harp (featured here as the only instrumental track) in 1969 for the celebrated Welsh harpist Osian Ellis.
Where 16-year-old John Toshack honed his talents, Brian Clarke's header beat Real Madrid, John Charles (above left) played out his autumn years, and Aaron Ramsey began what we hope will be a career that takes him to the stars.
He was sensitive enough to recognize that racism was an anti-American outrage, proud enough never to accept it, and financially successful enough to live out his autumn years in the same town that once treated him so shabbily.
Daltrey's voice -- although still impressive -- at times sounds laboured and Townsend looks exactly what he is, a pot bellied baldy man in his autumn years reeling off weary trademark windmill riffs with boring predictability.
Later, in his autumn years after the death of his wife - a love he seems to appreciate more in retrospect than as it actually occurs - he takes a job sacking groceries (the better to befriend a younger, unmarried mother) and visits one of his children, a somewhat hapless young man whose wife has just had a baby.
At least, that way, he would have been out and about now to enjoy the spring sun in his autumn years instead of cultivating grey hair and skin to match as a guest of Her Majesty.
Super-fit and a model pro who has looked after his body over the years, there's no reason why Baines cannot put a few more miles on the clock playing at the highest level - even without making Roberto Martinez's maverick suggested switch to become a holding midfielder - but as he approaches his autumn years he should be focusing 'on quality rather than quantity when it comes to playing time.