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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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Sureau, who runs a defense manufacturing business in Stow, has played in the Over-The-Hill League for the past 18 years.
In an understated perf, Maggie Gyllenhaal in "Crazy Heart" plays a journo/divorced single mom who against her better judgment becomes involved with Jeff Bridges' booze-sodden, flabby, irresponsible, over-the-hill country singer.
As Demi Moore speaks out about ageism in the Hollywood film industry, Jane Plunkett asks why men are considered attractive as they age, while older women are just regarded as over-the-hill George Clooney, 48, with his greying hair and sun beaten features, hooks up with 28-year old Sarah Larson and the media calls her a 'lucky girl' to be dating such a stud.
Last Tango with Marlon" is a novella version of Fletcher Rhoden's critically acclaimed two-act play following the relationship of an over-the-hill Marlon Brando and his best friend Wally Cox.
The gritty tale of over-the-hill, professional grappler Randy "The Ram" Robinson,awashed-up bruiser whose fading career until recently mirrored Rourke's own, should reinstate the rehabilitated bad boy as one of cinema's genuine acting greats.
Dorfman played sports seriously before starting to dance and now looks rather like an over-the-hill shortstop.
All you get is an over-the-hill soccer player who has a loyal and adoring following of young women.
Over-the-hill sportsmen might sue their agents for misrepresentation when they found themselves in the Fat Club rather than the Fit Club.
South Africa is also doing well with the price of gold, so well as to afford to pay an over-the-hill Brazilian football coach $130,000 per month to coach the South African team for the next World Cup.
It leads him to work with Baldini (Dustin Hoffman), an over-the-hill perfumier whose fortunes are transformed by the remarkable nose of this young man.
Hiding under the 'anonymity for commercial sensitivity' label his staff have wined and dined a plethora of corpulent businessmen, over-the-hill sportsmen, showbiz luvvies and millionaires on worldwide freebie tours paid for with our money, at a time when patients are denied life-saving drugs and have to pay for parking at hospitals, our jobs are being taken by Poles and Portuguese, affordable housing is at a premium, our pensioners are struggling to pay for rising fuel costs, schools and post offices are closing and our loyal supporters are heading for the hills.
Next, let's get rid of these over-the-hill judges who hand out seriously lenient sentence for the horrific crimes committed in today's society, and let the people of this country decide for themselves by way of a referendum if we should not return to capital punishment.

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