live to a ripe old age

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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.
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CHILDREN born today can expect to live to the ripe old age of 100, it has been revealed, Statistics also show a person who is now 60 has a 50% chance of reaching 90 and people in the developed world outlive their great grandparents by 30 years.
It's not uncommon for parrots to live to the ripe old age of 75, so it's normal for them to have two or three humans looking out for them over a lifespan.
Mandela did well to live to the ripe old age of 95, something he denied the victims of his and the ANC's murderous bombing campaign.
Harvard Medical School Professor of Genetics George Church wants to genetically engineer humans so they live to the ripe old age of 120 (or even 150), make them immune to viruses and cancer resistant, and he wants to bring back Neanderthals, according to News.
In your case, this could be very important, especially if you live to the ripe old age that you are expecting.
WITH regard to Richard Huddleston's letter on Weather Control, while I am pleased that he plans to live to the ripe old age of 100, without the investment in new technology for renewable energy he will find himself spending most of that time in the dark and cold as supplies of fossil fuels become increasingly scarce and expensive.
The average Liverpudlian will die at the age of 73 while people living in Kensington and Chelsea will live to the ripe old age of 80.
In fact he had an amazing 80 public holidays a year and could live to the ripe old age of 60.
MICHAEL Aspel said he expects to live to the ripe old age of 95 although it was yesterday revealed that he has cancer.
Robins can, however, live to the ripe old age of 10 and it often seems that they hop across the lawn or pick up crumbs from the windowsill without a care in the world.
Whiting's hens and roosters live to the ripe old age of about a year, and, "A rooster with good qualities will live longer," Whiting said.
The British would like to live to the ripe old age of 84 and stay independent to the end.
he research found that men belonging to the famously clean-living denomination live to the ripe old age of 83.
WITH regard to Richard Huddleston''s letter on Weather Control (Examiner, August 22nd), while I am pleased that he plans to live to the ripe old age of 100, without the investment in new technology for renewable energy he will find himself spending most of that time in the dark and cold as supplies of fossil fuels become increasingly scarce and expensive.
And while the average Liverpudlian will die at the age of 73, people living in Kensington and Chelsea will live to the ripe old age of 80.