take years off


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take years off (of) (one)

To cause one to look younger. Wow, that makeover really took years off you! If I shave my beard, it will take years off of me.
See also: off, take, year
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

take years off (of) someone or something

to make someone seem or look younger. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) My exciting vacation took years off of me. Your shorter haircut has taken years off your face.
See also: off, take, year
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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