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.
See also: age, live, old, ripe
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By the time you reached year nine (that's third year in old money) you'd discovered the little girl who had apparently plunged to her death down the staircase and haunted the place ever since had in fact lived to a ripe old age and died comfortably in her bed at home.
I am 43 years old any I have smoked since the age of 15.1 was raised with smokers, my sister is a smoker, my parents were smokers, my grandparents were smokers, my great-grandparents were smokers and they all lived to a ripe old age and died
"Picasso and Matisse smoked and lived to a ripe old age. They didn't have dreary people telling them what to do.
In fact, all his offspring lived to a ripe old age, apart from Enoch who only managed 365.