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The meaning of "no spring chicken"

" No spring chicken "
Meaning:
Said of people who are no longer young but may behave as though they were.
Example:
Dad's marrying again, to a woman in her 60s. Mind you, he's no spring chicken either.
Where did it originate?:
USA, 20th century. Young chickens are considered more tasty to eat than those slaughtered later in the year.
Where is it used?:
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