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make old bones

To live to be very old (that is, to live long enough to have "old bones.") I think those of us here who are making old bones would agree that this policy flies in the face of what our country is supposed to stand for.
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make old bones

live to an advanced age.
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"I don't see Katie Price making old bones - unless she has some extraordinary epiphany, takes out those implants, has a steak and chips and starts enjoying her life."
Long hours, the hothouse atmosphere, stress, the political roughhouse, travelling, separation from families and, let's be honest, 17 bars, all combine to prevent many making old bones.