a grand old age (of …)

a grand old age (of …)
a/the ˌgrand old ˈage (of…) idiom
a great age

She finally learned to drive at the grand old age of 70.

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  • old — oldness, n. /ohld/, adj., older, oldest or elder, eldest, n. adj. 1. far advanced in the years of one s or its life: an old man; an old horse; an old tree. 2. of or pertaining to the latter part of the life or term of existence of a person or… …   Universalium

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