as old as the hills

Meaning
Exceedingly old.
Origin
From the Bible. Job xv. 7. 'Art thou the first man that was born? or wast thou made before the hills?'

Meaning and origin of phrases. 2013.

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  • old as the hills — {adj. phr.} Very old; ancient. * / Why didn t you laugh? she asked. Because that joke is as old as the hills, he answered./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • old as the hills — (informal) Immeasurably old • • • Main Entry: ↑hill …   Useful english dictionary

  • old as the hills — very old The old building at the library is as old as the hills …   Idioms and examples

  • old as the hills — adjective Extremely old. His family is as old as the hills, and infinitely more respectable …   Wiktionary

  • old\ as\ the\ hills — adj. phr. Very old; ancient. Why didn t you laugh? she asked. Because that joke is as old as the hills, he answered …   Словарь американских идиом

  • old as the hills — very old, ancient …   English contemporary dictionary

  • (as) old as the hills — spoken phrase extremely old ‘I like your dress.’ ‘Really? It’s as old as the hills.’ Thesaurus: old of peoplesynonym old of thingshyponym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • as old as the hills — very old The old building at the library is as old as the hills …   Idioms and examples

  • as old as the hills — I see old II of very long standing or very great age (often used in exaggerated statements) * * * as old as the ˈhills idiom very old; ancient Main entry: ↑oldidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • as old as the hills — ancient. Some of these rituals are as old as the hills …   New idioms dictionary

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