twilight years

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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

twilight years

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