make old bones

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

make old bones

  1. To live to an old age.
    With his heart condition, he'll never make old bones.
  2. To last a long time; to last or store well.
    It is a nice fruity wine, but it doesn't make old bones.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Usually in the negative.