American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Informal Past the peak of one's youthful vigor and freshness.
- adj. Informal Far along in life; old.
- adj. too old to be useful
“He has been called over-the-hill and a throwback, but Paterno is a model to be emulated.”
“In true Weingarten fashion, he goes on to take Snyder down: "After another losing season in which your recently acquired $78 million over-the-hill quarterback got benched and your corpulent $100 million defensive lineman simply refused to play, it is heartening to see you focusing your resources on trying to punish a newspaper.”
“After another losing season in which your recently acquired $78 million over-the-hill quarterback got benched and your corpulent $100 million defensive lineman simply refused to play, it is heartening to see you focusing your resources on trying to punish a newspaper.”
“Clichés are a bit like retired professional athletes -- spectacular at first sight, and really good for a long time, but eventually over-the-hill and not just tiresome but downright annoying.”
“Back in 1972, Keach gave one of his finest performances as a similarly over-the-hill boxer in John Huston's Fat City, opposite a young Jeff Bridges as his protege.”
“And if you think about it, is there any better metaphor for the sad state of America today than an over-the-hill white guy lazily masturbating in plastic shoes?”
“Children who are too young to remember him as the sadistic Fatso Judson in From Here to Eternity, a leader of The Dirty Dozen, the title character in Marty, Lt. Commander McHale or outlaw Dutch Engstrom from The Wild Bunch, adore him as the over-the-hill superhero Mermaid Man from Spongebob Squarepants.”
“Today the whole building is probably owned by an over-the-hill rap star or a Frankfurt trader.”
“The Jets had three 600-yard receivers last season, meaning they'll most likely need their two over-the-hill receivers to reach those numbers.”
“It would be tempting, despite his youthful appearance, to dismiss Reed as an over-the-hill political hack, someone whose tawdry past and unsavory associations have rendered him marginal.”
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