donkey's years


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donkey's years

n
informal a long time

don′key's years`


n.pl.
a very long time; eons.
[1895–1900]
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He will play the big-nosed hero at the Playhouse Theatre in London from November 27 and said: "This is a role I've been desperate to explore for donkey's years. Can't wait."
He will play the big-nosed hero at the Playhouse Theatre, in London, from November 27, and said: "This a role I've been desperate explore for donkey's years. Can't wait."
The Scot said: "This is a role I've been desperate to explore for donkey's years. Can't wait."
Some even mocked her for wearing an outfit that vaguely resembles one Princess Diana wore donkey's years ago.
Ross Taylor became New Zealand's highest-scoring one-day international batsman as his 69 off 81 balls took him past 8,000 runs in the 50-over format.His 47th ODI half-century saw Taylor reach 8,026 runs, overtaking Stephen Fleming's previous record of 8,007.The 34-year-old, who made his ODI debut in 2006, reached his milestone in 203 innings with a superb average of 48.34.Got a few years left'I definitely would have taken that when I played my first match donkey's years ago," he said.
"I would have liked to make it three in a row - but that night in January, the night I lost to Michael in the final, was the best night's sleep I've had in donkey's years.
"I've known Sean for donkey's years from speedway and also when he worked near my house inWarrington.Hestayedwithme as he wouldn't pay for a hotel!
He adds: "We had one guy who came all the way from Carolina in the US to be there and it was great to swap memories and stories with people you hadn't seen in donkey's years."
It was delightful to meet friends I hadn't seen in donkey's years.
I am talking about allotments which have been used for donkey's years.
The group haven't had a hit for donkey's years and I personally find their presence on stage at their ages quite embarrassing really.
For donkey's years, the age at which you can claim your state pension benefits has been 65 for men and 60 for women.