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1. Autumn years – it is often used to refer to the later years in someone’s life “In his autumn years, Peter was able to enjoy his garden a lot more”
3. Old chestnut – it refers to a story or a joke that has been told so many times that it becomes uninteresting. Ted: “The best years of your life are when you’re a child”. Sue: “Not that old chestnut again!”
4. Golden handshake – Used in Business English to refer to a large sum of money that is given to an employee (normally high level) when they leave.
“The CEO was given early retirement and a golden handshake of £800,000 when the company was restructured”.
5. Turn over a new leaf – to reform and begin again “He has learned his lesson and has turned over a new leaf“.
“Alex has really done well to turn his life around. You shouldtake a leaf out of his book”.
7. Lost in the mists of time – means that something has been forgotten because it happened a long time ago “The true significance of these traditions have been lost in the mists of time“.
8. To drive someone nuts – to make someone go crazy “That noise is driving me nuts. Please stop at once!”
“I am nuts about that girl. I’d do anything for her”.
“Lisa squirreled away a lot of money while she was working and now she can enjoy her retirement”.