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Over the Hill

Old and past age, beyond one’s prime, past the best

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  • Comparisons between the life of a person and climbing a hill have been made since the 20th century. At a younger age you have the energy to climb the mountain. Once the younger age is passed, the energy levels in the body become low and it is difficult to climb the mountain.
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Everyone knows that he is over the hill.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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over the hillOld, past the prime of life.
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