Over the Hill

Welcome to English in a minute!Be careful when using this idiom:over the hill.My friend’s 40th birthday is this weekend.As a present,I think I’ll get her a funny “over the hill”t-shirt.I saw at the store this weekend.Are you serious? I don’t care how funny it is.Nobody wants to think of themselves as over the hill. You’re right.I know.Instead,I’ll get her a “life begins at 40″coffee mug!Over the hill means someone or something is old and does not have much value.The saying often is used jokingly for someone who is truning 40 years old,because they are at the middle of their life.It can be a rude thing to say to someone,even a friend!And that’s English in a minute!

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