The word ‘old’ as an adjective can mean living for a long time or belonging to the past. For example:
- My nan is so old, i’m suprised she’s still alive! (living for a long time)
- I found an old cinema ticket from out first date. (belonging to the past)
There are many synonyms for the adjective old. They include:
- long in the tooth
HOT TIP – Lads, if you’re trying to pull an older lady, don’t tell her she is old, tell her she is like a fine wine – mature.
Let’s take a look at some common idioms and phrases containing the adjective ‘old’.