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Meaning of Idiom ‘Old as the Hills’

To be as old as the hills means to be very old; ancient. 1McIntosh, Colin. Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Cambridge University Press, 2013.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013


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Examples Of Use

“I can’t stand this slow computer anymore. It’s as old as the hills.”

“He may look like he’s as old as the hills but he’s still as spry as ever.”

Origin

This exaggerated expression, used since at least 1800, alludes to the age of mountains or hills, which were formed many thousands of years ago. 3Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013

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1. McIntosh, Colin. Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Cambridge University Press, 2013.
2, 3. Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013