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spring chicken

slang A young or youthful person. (A "spring chicken" refers to a young chicken.) Almost exclusively used in the negative to indicate that someone is no longer young. I'm no spring chicken, so I can't stay out till 2 AM drinking and dancing anymore.
See also: chicken, spring

spring chicken

n. a young and naive person, especially a young woman. (Usually in the negative.) Well, I may not be a spring chicken, but I got some spizzerinktum left.
See also: chicken, spring
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For our main courses, Kyle and I opted for comfort food: Lemon Grass Half Spring Chicken and Slow-Cooked Beef in Red Wine Sauce.
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The rest are Better Bites, but you can cut the sat fat in the Spring Chicken if you skip the bleu cheese crumbles.
Past estimates of its age were made with more exuberance than science, but by all accounts the Bennett Juniper is no spring chicken. The latest scientific estimate is about 2,200 years.
To be sure, her repertoire is now limited, and, as she herself plainly puts it looking ahead to plans to celebrate the centennial of Balanchine's birth, "I'm not a spring chicken anymore."
When asked about it, all the Easterner will say is a cryptic, "This is the spring chicken." The officers aren't of one mind as to what they should do with the fowl, but finally conclude that they ought to confiscate it.
The festival itself consists of three main programs: the Competition, the Panorama and the incongruously named International Forum for Young Cinema (incongruous because it programmed, for example, Bela Tarr's Werckmeister Harmoniak; and the 46-year-old Tarr isn't exactly a spring chicken).
He has three books forthcoming: Ain't No Spring Chicken (selected poetry), All My Lies Are True (folklore), and Talking Out Both Sides of My Mouth (journalism).
After all, this 25-year-old resident of the National Zoo is no spring chicken. Muffin developed a cataract, or cloudy lens, in her right eye.
McIlroy (above) said: "This is my ninth time here so I'm not a spring chicken. It took me a few years to figure it out but I've had a few top 10s and I would love to add it to my CV."
Rub whole spring chicken with 2 tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper.
Asked about her hang-ups, Ola, 34, said: "I'm not a spring chicken any more, let's say that."
I'm making a really simple and tasty chicken dish, perfect for this time of the year, hence the name, spring chicken stew.
Specsavers.co.uk SPRING CHICKEN Think Mothercare for the over 60s, this is a one-stop online shop for older customers that doesn't just focus on medical items and special furniture.