Posted by: Dutch | January 8, 2010

Over the hill

Meaning

To be past your prime, to be old.

Example

Every time I see these kids and their baggy pants I can’t help but feel over the hill.

Origin

A reference to a journey over a hill. Once you reach the top of the hill and begin your journey down, you have past the midpoint and are on the downside or decline (over the hill).   With age, once you have past your peak, you are on the downside (I’ll refrain from saying decline).

– Thanks to Amory National Guard

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