spring-chicken

spring chicken

noun
1.
a young chicken, especially a broiler or fryer.
2.
Slang. a young person: I don't know his age, but he's no spring chicken.

Origin:
1835–45, Americanism

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spring chicken
 
n
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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