spring chicken


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spring chicken

n.
1. A young chicken, especially one from two to ten months old, having tender meat.
2. Slang A young person.

spring chicken

n
1. (Cookery) chiefly Also called: springer US and Canadian a young chicken, tender for cooking, esp one from two to ten months old
2. she is no spring chicken informal she is no longer young

spring′ chick′en


n.
1. a young chicken, esp. a broiler or fryer.
2. Slang. a young person.
[1835–45, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spring chicken - a young person (especially a young man or boy)spring chicken - a young person (especially a young man or boy)
juvenile, juvenile person - a young person, not fully developed
blade - a dashing young man; "gay young blades bragged of their amorous adventures"
hobbledehoy - an awkward bad-mannered adolescent boy
pup, puppy - an inexperienced young person
school-age child, schoolchild, pupil - a young person attending school (up through senior high school)
slip - a young and slender person; "he's a mere slip of a lad"
2.spring chicken - a young chicken having tender meat
Gallus gallus, chicken - a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl
References in classic literature ?
A bit of fish,' said John to the cook, 'and some lamb chops (breaded, with plenty of ketchup), and a good salad, and a roast spring chicken, with a dish of sausages and mashed potatoes, or something of that sort.
The doctor had put him on a diet, and he had to be satisfied with a small hare dressed with a dozen young and tender spring chickens.
a man can't keep his functions regular on spring chickens thirteen hundred years old.
Look what Spring chicken paella Serves 4-5 Ingredients 6 chicken thighs, skin-on 2 tbsp plain flour 3 tbsp olive oil 2 onions, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, finely 400g paella rice 1 tsp sweet paprika 2 good pinches saffron Zest and juice 2 lemons 1.
For the main course, it's time to feel like a spring chicken again
With Phil not being a spring chicken and also coming back from a knee injury it's tough on him to play out there every week.
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He's no spring chicken but we'd be disappointed if he doesn't win soon.
Moss revealed that Lila couldn't resist reminding her she's no spring chicken.
Farm Manager Zac Titterton is no spring chicken when it comes to the annual March births.
And Former Evening Telegraph reporter Jeremy Vine, a spring chicken by comparison at just 39, is also part of the Radio 2 boom.
Holland's exit would ease Ipswich's financial troubles no end, but at 29, he's no spring chicken.