Or take Google, which only went public in 2004 and yet feels like a grand old man of Silicon Valley.
It takes rather a grand old man to make a joke in the grand style.
The rope was tight now, and every muscle of the grand old man was tense.
The grand old man, at 80 years of age, launched himself upon a new career in the capital of France.
No wonder that Verdi has been styled the "grand old man" of music.
The silence was impressive as the grand old man arose, handing the key of his college, his million-dollar gift, to the trustees.
The grand old man went to his great reward in February, 1893.
He was a grand old man, of temperate habits, strict integrity, and unflinching bravery.
This is wonderfully clear and straightforward for the grand old man.
It is like seeing a whole troop of graceful loving grandchildren climbing up some grand old man's knee.