age before beauty

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age before beauty

  1. (idiomatic) A phrase said to allow older people to go before younger ones.

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Now most often used humorously or lightheartedly, and usually said by a younger person to an older friend or relative out of mock pity (for being so much older and unattractive -- even if such is not the case). In most instances it would be considered rude for a younger man to say this to an older woman.

Last modified on 11 October 2013, at 11:08