2011년 11월 8일 화요일

Dic: in someone's prime, prime of life

■ prime: 7. a period of power, vigour, etc., usually following youth (esp in the phrase the prime of life)

■ 4. [N-UNCOUNT] usu poss N If someone or something is in their prime, they are at the stage in their existence when they are at their strongest, most active, or most successful.

  • She was in her intellectual prime...
  • We've had a series of athletes trying to come back well past their prime.
  • ...young persons in the prime of life. 
  • She's now forty and still in her prime. 
  • He is now past his prime. 
  • a man in the prime of life 
  • a young singer who was tragically cut off in her prime (=died while she was in her prime)
..... Collins, COBUILD, LDOCE

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