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age before beauty Explained

age before beauty at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: en-phrase » age before beauty
  • Inter: idiomati » c A phrase said to allow older people to go before younger ones.


    Inter: trans-top » Translations
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Alter vor Schönheit

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Usage notes

    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.
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