Definition of spring chicken in English:

spring chicken

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1 [usually with negative] informal A young person: you’re no spring chicken yourself any more
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  • I'm no spring chicken any more but I feel fit as a fiddle.
  • But in the past week, just about everything I have done has left me feeling middle-aged and I have finally had to admit to myself that I am no spring chicken.
  • He wasn't old, but he was no spring chicken either.
2A young chicken for eating (originally available only in spring).
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  • The waitress consulted with a chef and said: ‘It's not free-range, but it's a spring chicken.’
  • For mains, Madame had the spring chicken with fries, while I went for the more traditional schnitzel.
  • In Christian Europe, the slaughter was the beginning of the feasting season, which lasted until Lent - the fasting season - which ended with spring chicken and lamb and the first edible greens.

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