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adj. Informal
Past one's prime; old.
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Adj.1.over-the-hill - too old to be useful; "He left the house...for the support of twelve superannuated wool carders"- Anthony Trollope
old - (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age; "his mother is very old"; "a ripe old age"; "how old are you?"
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