Posted by Bob on November 20, 2002
In Reply to: Meaning? posted by Miekie on November 20, 2002
: Im not English speaking - could somebody please help me with the exact meaning of " you are only as old as the lady you feel" ? Thanks
It's an old (but reliable) joke from Groucho Marx. The cliché is "you're only as old as you feel," meaning your actual chronological age is less important than your health and vigor, which keep you young. Groucho turned the phrase to "you're only as old as the women you feel," (and you have to waggle your eyebrows and wave a cigar as you say it) which means, um, well, a gentleman of mature years can keep himself young (at heart) in the company of younger women.