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fountain of youth (plural fountains of youth)

  1. (idiomatic) Anything reputed to have the power to restore health and vitality or to restore a youthful appearance.
    Just watching the advertisement, you'd think the face cream was a fountain of youth.
    • 1900, Charles W. Chesnutt, chapter I, in The House Behind the Cedars:
      Who has not known some even-tempered old man or woman who seemed to have drunk of the fountain of youth?