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Re: (you ain't no) Spring Chicken

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

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: 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".