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twilight years

The final years of a person's life, especially those spent in retirement. The economic crash has been especially devastating to the retired and the elderly, who had been expecting to live off of their pensions in their twilight years. I always wanted to spend my twilight years off the coast of Portugal.
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twilight zone

An ambiguous area between the boundaries of two concepts, conditions, etc.; a gray area. The phrase originated before it became the title of the popular television show. Unfortunately, his citizenship status is in the twilight zone now that the courts are reviewing the legality of the immigration restrictions. Jeff and I somehow ended up holding hands at the movie last night, and now we're in this weird twilight zone between friendship and dating.
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twilight years

Fig. the last years before death. In his twilight years, he became more mellow and stopped yelling at people.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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