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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He lived to the ripe old age of 20 but definitely used up his nine lives.
If they were worried about her long-term health then the fact that she lived to the ripe old age of 98 and carried on working well into her 90s would make a mockery of any such concerns.
Alison takes strength from the fact that her nan (mum's mum) was 51 when she had a mastectomy and she lived to the ripe old age of 93.
Of the players who had died as of June 1 last year, those in the no-smile category lived for an average of 72.9 years, those with partial smiles -- just the mouth involved -- died at age 75, while the full-smile players lived to the ripe old age of 79.9 on average, the study showed.
I'm sure those who have lost loved ones to smoking, either directly or indirectly will be thrilled to bits to read about this letter writer's dear old granny who lived to the ripe old age of 98.
"The fact that a former 100-a-day smoker, having quit in his middle age, lived to the ripe old age of 72 is a tremendous message to all smokers."
He lived to the ripe old age of ninety, long enough to see the passing of the first Public Health Act in 1872, which was the true beginning of a concept of a health policy for the nation.
My father remained in command with Yeoward Bros until he retired, and lived to the ripe old age of 89.
Phyllis is a remarkable woman who said she takes after her mom who lived to the ripe old age of 111, who always said "keep smiling" because it will get you through life's ups and downs.
The oldest ever dog is thought to be a sheepdog called Bluey from Australia, who lived to the ripe old age of 29.
Pip, who lived to the ripe old age of 35, but passed away at Beamish Open Air Museum, near Stanley, County Durham, where he had lived happily for the past 23 years.
# OLD HABITS DIE HARD Alice Evans, of Llangeinor, near Bridgend, who has lived to the ripe old age of 100 - despite a 20-a-day habit.
They had seven children, but only one, Hannah, survived into adulthood, though she at least lived to the ripe old age of 90.
Eating honey is also said to help you live to a ripe old age - an English beekeeper named Thomas Parr lived to the ripe old age of 152.
But a healthy diet meant she lived to the ripe old age of 30, unusual in Stone Age times.