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long in the tooth

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  • adjective idiomatic Old, aged.

Etymologies

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Possibly from the practice of examining the length of horses’ teeth when estimating their ages: an old horse has long, rectangular incisors, and their occlusion angle is steep. Compare don't look a gift horse in the mouth.

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