Age Idioms

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Step 3

Read the following dialogue to see the idioms in context:

Martha:Hey, you are jogging today, again!
Kelly:Yeah, my joints hurt so badly, I couldn’t exercise for a few days. Probably, I have to slow down and act my age.
Martha:No, you are in great shape. I am the same age with you, but I can hardly keep it up!
Kelly:Oh, Martha, you have nothing to complain about…
Martha:So, are you going to Winnipeg for the Summer Games?
Kelly:We wanted to go, but with three kids, it seems like we cannot make it this year.
Martha:Aw, what happened to you guys? A few years earlier, you would never let such thing go!
Kelly:You know, it’s harder now. Those were the good times, though. Probably the golden age of our marriage…. Anyway, are you going?
Martha:Oh, yeah, I am. But just to watch though. In sports, you age out quickly, you know.
Kelly:Are you trying to tell me we are over the hill now?
Martha:Well, we are still young at heart, so let’s see who gets to the end of the trail faster today!
Kelly:Oh, come on now…

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