of mature years

of mature years

euphemism Old. I used to despise the idea of tour buses while traveling, but now that I'm of mature years, it sounds so appealing to have all that planning taken care of by someone else. We have a neighbor of mature years who is particularly sensitive to loud sounds, so if you don't mind, please turn the volume down.
See also: mature, of, year
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

of mature years

Euph. old. My employer is a man of mature years. The professor, a woman of mature years, is planning to retire at the end of the school term.
See also: mature, of, year
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"Oh, a lady of mature years may do many things which a young girl must avoid."
No man has more than one wife, and no wife of mature years has less than two husbands,--sometimes she has three, but such instances are not frequent.
Fyne was of mature years for all her unwrinkled face.
Those of mature years will never forget its lead product, the Twicer - which had taken on the big boys with a television advert, featuring a schoolgirl and a limerick recited by the comic actor, Cyril Fletcher.
There's nothing wrong with people of mature years bringing their experience to politics: in America the two biggest names who could challenge 72-year-old Donald Trump for the presidency are Bernie Sanders, 77, and Joe Biden, 76.
Nigel Beeson, defending, said: "She is a lady of mature years who has led a blameless life and has somehow found herself breaking the law due to personal tragedy.
An initiative of the Art Department of ISWK, this event creates a platform for the youngsters to share with those of mature years, an artistic experience to demonstrate their creativity.
In recent weeks I have heard women of mature years ask a male friend of mine whether he had a 'bird-in-tow'while another very attractive woman described herself to me as "this classy bird!".
Recorder Eric Elliott QC, at Newcastle Crown Court, told him: "On the face of it, it was an unprovoked attack, using a weapon, on a man of mature years, in a public place, early in the morning.
Most are not - indeed there are many of mature years who need to go back to the driving school.
It's a hard climb for those of mature years and I prefer to walk down rather than up.
"For many Teessiders, especially those of mature years, the public house was an important part of their life and heritage.
But he added: "We have reached the conclusion that the imposition of custody, especially for such a short period, was not the only appropriate disposal for a man of mature years with no previous convictions and no prior experience of custody."
The centrepiece was a demonstration of skills by the young boys from the Heath Rangers soccer club followed by a keenly fought match between Cardiff City Ladies and the Heath All Stars, made up mainly of local players of mature years.
TO RD Williams (June 11), I am a lady of mature years. I am not a football yob; neither am I an avid football watcher, although I do like to watch a good game.