en-noun|sg=no spring chicken
context|idiom Said of a person who is no longer particularly young.
#:He ran up three flights of stairs, and he's no spring chicken.
1908, w:Upton Sinclair|Upton Sinclair, The Money Changers, ch. 5,
:You know the world. You are no spring chicken.
1943, "The Pot Boils," Time, 10
:A real candidate arose to challenge dapper Robert Rice ("Buncombe Bob") Reynolds, aging coxcomb of the Senate. The candidate, no spring chicken himself: tall, lean Clyde Roark Hoey (pronounced Hooey), 65, one of the most popular Governors the state ever
1981, "Newest Sub, Oldest Sailor," Time, 23 Nov,
:He doubtless hoped for a sympathetic ruling from President Reagan, at 70 no spring chicken himself.
trans-top|person who is no longer particularly young