be a hundred years too early

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To be so immature and unprepared as to be hopelessly unable to achieve something.

Etymology:

  • Calque of Japanese 百年早い.
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Don't make me waste my time! You are one hundred years too early to be an opponent worthy of fighting me!

Submitted on July 10, 2018

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