live to a ripe old age

live to a ripe old age

To live to an especially old age. You won't be living to a ripe old age if you keep eating all that junk food! My grandmother on my dad's side lived to the ripe old age of 108.
See also: age, live, old, ripe
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We are a species expanding out of control, which works tirelessly to ensure all live to a ripe old age, regardless of quality of life.
I know some people will say he's much too old and might not live long enough to see his family grow up, but he could live to a ripe old age, which I hope he does.
One drawback is that if you live to a ripe old age, you'll fork out more than the policy is worth.
People in socially deprived areas, who are perhaps overweight and smoke and drink too much, are not likely to live to a ripe old age.
CHILL OUT: Foreigners live to a ripe old age with relaxed daily routines
Even if I live to a ripe old age I want to help someone.
He may live to a ripe old age but, to put it mildly, Mr Roden hasn't exactly got time on his side has he?