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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.
Israel Vazquez had not fought in 19 months when he stepped into the ring against an over-the-hill Angel Priolo on Saturday night at Nokia Theatre.
There were talks even of Taylor taking on unbeaten light-heavyweight champ Joe Calzaghe, the Welshman who indicated that his last fight, a blitzing of an over-the-hill Roy Jones Jr.
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.
You think you can hide in bowls, furiously pumping away for the coping you'll never get, all the while sticking your fat ass out like some over-the-hill broad, but we see you.
Dorfman played sports seriously before starting to dance and now looks rather like an over-the-hill shortstop.
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.
an unknown artist from the over-the-hill gang showing in New York, cheek by jowl with the best and the brightest of the art world of today and yesterday.
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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