spring chicken

a young chicken, especially a broiler or fryer.
Slang. a young person: I don't know his age, but he's no spring chicken.

1835–45, Americanism

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spring chicken
1.  chiefly (US), (Canadian) Also called: springer a young chicken, tender for cooking, esp one from two to ten months old
2.  informal she is no spring chicken she is no longer young

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spring chicken

see no spring chicken.

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Begin with such delights as apple curry soup with baked spring chicken or lobster soup with angler fish and mango cream.
The popularity of spring chicken suggested that a market existed for establishing a year-round supply of chicken meat.
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