along in years
up in years & advanced in years & along in years & on in years
Fig. old; elderly. •

My uncle is up in years and can't hear too well.

Many people lose their hearing somewhat when they are along in years.

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or[on in years] {adj. phr.} Elderly; growing old. * /As Grandfather got on in years, he became quiet and thoughtful./ * /Our dog isn 't very playful because it is getting on in years./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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