rob the cradle
Have a romantic or sexual relationship with someone much younger than oneself, as in The old editor was notorious for robbing the cradle, always trying to date some young reporter. [Colloquial; first half of 1900s]
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She rose comforted, and drawing the baby's cradle out into the veranda, seated herself at her embroidery.
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When the funeral was over, and they returned to their desolate home, at the sight of the empty cradle Ramona broke down.