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Long In The Tooth

If someone’s getting long in the tooth, it means they’re getting old, or too old for their behavior. The metaphor of long teeth comes from horses. If you look at a horse’s teeth and the extent to which their gums have receded, you...

horse tooth floater

horse tooth floater  n.— «Doc Ellers was very pleased, as he presented me with a set of old horse teeth floaters. He told me they worked much better than the new contraptions. He was eighty.» —by Re`al “Buill” Oney My...

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