over-the-hill over-the-hill

Definition(s):

  • (adj) too old to be useful

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. New Orleans resident Rene Savant bought a hearse, thinking she would rent it out for over-the-hill-birthday celebrations.
  2. Then in 1939 he began what were to be the last of his short storiesa series of brief burlesques about an over-the-hill Hollywood scriptwriter, Pat Hobby.
  3. Mika and the over-the-hill Chemical Brothers get nods for best dance recording while LCD's brilliant Sound of Silver gets nothing.

News

  • Why Not Use LeBron James Like Mariano Rivera?

    In 1988 for the Oakland Athletics, Tony LaRussa initiated his strategy of using Dennis Eckersley as a 9th inning, only-when-leading relief pitcher ? a ?closer.? The move helped the A?s and resurrected Eckersley from an over-the-hill starter to Cy Young and MVP winner. The success of the Athletics and Eckersley popularized the practice with it eventually attaining universal adoption across MLB ...
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Forbes

Quotes

  • "It'sa good message for young people as well as older people: Don't give up on love. It can happen, even when you're 40, which seems to be over-the-hill to some people," said Ford, who at 44 is on her second husband, Campion Murphy.
    on Dec 24, 2008 By: Faith Ford Source: Kansas City Star

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