Posted by Gary Martin on August 30, 2002
In Reply to: (you ain't no) Spring Chicken posted by Priscilla Boston on August 30, 2002
: I don't see this in the list. Is this forum the appropriate way to suggest a phrase be researched and added in?
Researched yes; added maybe.
This appears to originate in 1711 when published in the Spectator. "You ought to consider you are now past a chicken; this Humour, which was well enough in a Girl, is insufferable in one of your Motherly Character".