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spring chicken

a young chicken, especially a broiler or fryer.
Slang. a young person:
I don't know his age, but he's no spring chicken.
Origin of spring chicken
An Americanism dating back to 1835-45 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for spring chicken

spring chicken

(mainly US & Canadian) Also called springer. a young chicken, tender for cooking, esp one from two to ten months old
(informal) she is no spring chicken, she is no longer young
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Slang definitions & phrases for spring chicken

spring chicken

noun phrase

A young person, esp a woman: Maggie Smith is the spring chicken among them

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no spring chicken

[1906+; fr the market name for a small young chicken]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with spring chicken

spring chicken

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