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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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.
Equus comes from the ancient Greek word meaning 'quickness' 5 The oldest horse recorded to date is Old Billy, an English barge horse who lived to the ripe old age of 62 matter but I've for for pace since then, greater second GAMBLING WISDOM "Ask how much money Harpo's got.
Bolt, a native of Oklahoma, lived to the ripe old age of 92, calling Cherokee Village his home in the last years of his life before he died in 2008.
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.
Margaret Miller, East Kilbride A Born Maria Magdalena Von Losh in Berlin on December 27, 1901, she lived to the ripe old age of 90.
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.
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.
Not as though these excesses appeared to do him any harm: George lived to the ripe old age of 84.
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.
My father remained in command with Yeoward Bros until he retired, and lived to the ripe old age of 89.
Oldest man ever: Shigechiyo Izumi of Japan lived to the ripe old age of 120.
The oldest ever dog is thought to be a sheepdog called Bluey from Australia, who lived to the ripe old age of 29.
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.