up in years

up in years

Advanced in age; old or becoming old. I might be a little bit up in years, but I'm no fool when it comes to technology! Your grandfather's getting up in years, so you may need to speak a bit more loudly around him.
See also: up, year
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up in years

 and advanced in years; along in years; on in years
Fig. old; elderly. My uncle is up in years and can't hear too well. Many people lose their hearing somewhat when they are along in years.
See also: up, year
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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