take years off (of) (one)

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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.
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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.
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take ˈyears off somebody

make somebody feel or look much younger: The new hairstyle takes years off her.
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Anne Ferguson, of Glasgow hair and beauty salon Taylor Ferguson, believes going for the right hair and make-up can take years off you.
Wearing the right fashions can also take years off you. Celebrities can afford to employ top stylists to help them look good.