senior moment


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senior moment

n. Informal
An instance in which one is unable to remember something or to focus adequately on the matter at hand, viewed as typical of aging.

senior moment

n
jocular a lapse of memory common in elderly people

sen′ior mo′ment



n.
Often Facetious. a brief lapse in memory or a moment of confusion, esp. in an older person: Please excuse me, I'm having a senior moment!
[1995–2000; senior (citizen) + moment]
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Noun1.senior moment - a momentary lapse of memory (especially in older people)
forgetfulness - tendency to forget
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SENIOR MOMENT Aussie star says United's kids must step up and be men
WHEN I put the radio on last Friday evening, I thought Stuart Linnell was having a senior moment when he mentioned Joe Cole.
An initial version of one of the new album's songs, the Ralph McTell penned Clear Water, made for a humorous interlude when Simon Nichol had a senior moment and forgot the words.
However, I happened to have a senior moment while at a local range with my son, shooting a pair of identical Para 45's.
The only exception last night, unless Whitehall is an even better actor than I thought, came at the tail end of the evening when he had a senior moment over a punchline involving a carriage of drunken Geordie hens, his paroxysms of angst compounded by being in a ridiculous lion costume at the time.
WASHINGTON -- Scientists have found a compelling clue in the quest to learn what causes age-related memory problems, and to one day be able to tell if those misplaced car keys are just a senior moment or an early warning of something worse.
Despite this Senior moment, GB&I surged into a 3-1 lead by lunchtime.
It combats the occasional senior moment, helping me to find names, facts, and places nearly instantly.
Skem senior moment EVERTON'S hopes of joining Liverpool in a 'battle of the giants' Liverpool Senior Cup final were dashed as Jose Baxter saw red in a 2-0 defeat at the Skelmersdale & Ormskirk College Stadium.
But you can buy him at 24 on Sporting's Senior Moment performance index and there are 25 points for a top-30 finish.
Senior moment boxes pinpoint the effects of aging on physiology, and cartoons keep the mood light.
While this three-word term doesn't appear in dictionaries, the two-word SENIOR MOMENT is listed in the OED Online, and the three-word term appears in two of the associated illustrative quotations.

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