late in life

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late in life

When one is older or elderly. Often used in the comparative form "later in life." People who get even 30 minutes of moderate exercise are proven to be healthier and more mobile later in life. It makes me so happy to see my mother find love this late in life.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

late in life

Fig. when one is old. Grandma injured her hip running. She's exercising rather late in life. Isn't it sort of late in life for your grandparents to buy a house?
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

late in life

In old age. For example, Isn't it rather late in life for your grandmother to go trekking in Nepal?
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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