Definition of as old as the hills in English:

as old as the hills

phrase

  • Very old (often used in exaggerated statements):

    ‘the technology we're using is as old as the hills’
    • ‘The schemes and lures used to motivate us to forward chain letters are as old as the hills, and we only annoy our friends by sending them on.’
    • ‘Now this debate might be and probably is as old as the hills - I honestly don't know, but I can at least guess.’
    • ‘Some of the reasons for this are as old as the hills.’
    • ‘Sure, this technique is as old as the hills, but it works.’
    • ‘The story of men clinging to power long after they have outlived their uselessness is as old as the hills and just as obvious.’
    • ‘What's going on is not exceptional… it's a story as old as the hills and a lot older than the Internet.’
    • ‘To value the sound of a poem as much as its written meaning may seem like a new thing; in fact it's as old as the hills.’
    • ‘The story is as old as the hills, and there can be nothing compelling about such hackneyed themes.’
    • ‘Feeling as old as the hills, I get my coat and leave.’
    • ‘The idea of marriage is almost as old as the hills and was performed even in the most primitive of human societies and cultures.’