spring chicken

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  1. a young chicken, especially a broiler or fryer.

  2. 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

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British Dictionary definitions for spring chicken

spring chicken

  1. Also called: springer mainly US and Canadian a young chicken, tender for cooking, esp one from two to ten months old

  2. she is no spring chicken informal she is no longer young

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spring chicken

see no spring chicken.

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