- British • informal Too old to be of any use or any good at anything: he was taken into his father-in-law’s firm and became a partner when the old man got past itMore example sentences
past one's prime, not as young as one was, not as young as one used to be; in one's dotage, long in the tooth, as old as the hills; elderly, old, aged, senior, ancient, venerable; decrepit, doddering, doddery, not long for this world• informal over the hill, no spring chicken• formal senescent
- There is an idea that every player who shared in the '98 glory should be there this time, whether he is past it or not.
- As always these days, Clint's character, a down-at-heel boxing trainer, is old and past it.
- That's anyone under the age of 25 who decrees celebs, gushy reader advice and horoscopes to be past it.