change of life

noun

Origin:
1825–35

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change of life
 
n
a nontechnical name for menopause

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change of life n.
Menopause.

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change of life

Also, the change. Menopause. For example, After nine pregnancies, she was actually looking forward to the change of life, or She became quite moody during the change. [c. 1820]

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Example sentences
The completion and sum of repentance is a change of life.
The program is also based on intensive work with parents, with emphasis on familial change of life habits.
He lost one arm through a farm accident, thus forcing a change of life plans.
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