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Meaning of "as old as the hills" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF AS OLD AS THE HILLS

as old as the hills play
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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AS OLD AS THE HILLS

as if
as is
as it were
as large as life
AS level
as likely as not
as long as
as much
as near as damn it
as often as not
as one man
as opposed to sth
as per
as per usual
as regards
as right as a trivet
as soon as
as straight as a die
as such
as the case may be

WORDS THAT END LIKE AS OLD AS THE HILLS

Aldridge-Brownhills
Beverly Hills
Black Hills
communication skills
gills
hills
ills
interpersonal skills
language skills
management skills
Mills
no-frills
people skills
pills
presentation skills
Sills
social skills
soft skills
the hills
Wills

Synonyms and antonyms of as old as the hills in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «as old as the hills» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AS OLD AS THE HILLS

Find out the translation of as old as the hills to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of as old as the hills from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «as old as the hills» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

作为由来已久
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tan viejo como las colinas
570 millions of speakers

English

as old as the hills
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पहाड़ियों के रूप में पुराने
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قديمة قدم التلال
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

как старый , как мир
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tão antiga quanto as colinas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পাহাড় হিসাবে পুরানো হিসাবে বড়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

aussi vieux que les collines
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Seawal bukit
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

so alt wie die Hügel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

丘と同じくらい古い
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

언덕 처럼 오래
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kaya dene gunung-gunung
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

như cũ như những ngọn đồi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மலைகளைப் போலவே பழையது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

टेकड्यांप्रमाणे बालकासारखे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Tepeler kadar yaşlı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

vecchio come le colline
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

tak stare jak świat
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

як старий , як світ
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

la fel de vechi ca dealuri
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τόσο παλιά όσο και στους λόφους
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

so oud soos die berge
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

så gammal som gatan
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

like gammel som åsene
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of as old as the hills

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AS OLD AS THE HILLS»

The term «as old as the hills» is quite widely used and occupies the 29.207 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AS OLD AS THE HILLS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about as old as the hills

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AS OLD AS THE HILLS»

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1
Dictionary of Proverbs
As old as Paul's. See Paul's. 11. As old as the hills. 1820: Scott, Monastery, ch ix. 1850: Dickens, Copperfield, ch xv. 1924: Sphere, 30 Aug., p. 264, col. 1 , The capital city, Luxembourg . . . old as the hills. 12. As old as the Itch. 1732: Fuller, 722.
George Latimer Apperson, Martin H. Manser, Stephen J. Curtis, 2005
2
The Ugly American
The ineffectual Ambassador is just one of the handicaps facing the Americans as Southeast Asia becomes increasingly involved with Communism
William J. Lederer, Eugene Burdick, 1958
3
Idioms in the News - 1,000 Phrases, Real Examples
as. old. as. the. hills. Graft is as old as the hills, but alleged corruption scandals surrounding [India's] Commonwealth Games in October appear to have given a focus to citizens' wrath in recent weeks. —Wall Street Journal (blog, ...
Peter Bengelsdorf
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A Dictionary of Anglo-American Proverbs & Proverbial ...
As old as the hills (APP 183; ODEP 588; EAP 212; MP 307) 1968 "My dear man, old as the hills." (p. 103) Allingham, Margery. Cargo of Eagles. 1968. New York: Manor Books, 1976. 1976 "Just because he's as old as the hills it doesn't mean.
George B. Bryan, Wolfgang Mieder, 2005
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What Was The Film When? The Movies of Laurel and Hardy
Gags as old as the hills and the shameful plundering of previous Laurel and Gags as old as the hills and the shameful plundering of previous Laurel and Gags as old as the hills and the shameful plundering of previous Laurel and Gags as old ...
Mark Potts, Dave Shephard, 2007
6
Reminiscences of a Stock Operator
Generations of readers have found that it has more to teach them about markets and people than years of experience. This is a timeless tale that will enrich your life—and your portfolio.
Edwin Lefèvre, 2011
7
The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms
old any old how see any. as old as the hills see hill. money for old rope see money. an old boy/girl a former pupil (of a school): Did you join the old girls' association?; The new prime minister is an old boy of our school. the old boy network a ...
Elizabeth McLaren Kirkpatrick, C. M. Schwarz, 1993
8
Anglické obrazné fráze a idiomy - English as easy as ABC
HILLS – as old as the hills – prastarý, z doby kamenné “That song you are singing is as old as the hills. Did you learn it at school?” cf. as old as Adam, as old as Methuselah. A variation: as old as time/an oak tree. WATER – like water on a hot ...
Gulland Daphne M., 2011
9
The Stolen (PB)
Both witches and both as old as the hills. We're as old as the hills before they were hills. We're as old as the valleys and the streams, as old as the sea. We've seen more things than you've ever dreamed of and lived longer than you'll ever ...
Alex Shearer, 2010
10
Webster's New World American Idioms Handbook
examples all of the following idioms are used as nouns, except as old as the hills, which is a simile and an adjective. The expressions old age and old folks can also be used as adjectives. old timer 0 I like to talk with the other old timers down  ...
Gail Brenner, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AS OLD AS THE HILLS»

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The decline of tax credits: a tale of wishful thinking and saloon-bar …
Debates on training levies and employer contributions are as old as the hills – all governments examine them only to shy away – but they now ... «New Statesman, Jul 15»
2
EMC's Basiliere: In A Complex World, Keeping Things Simple For …
... money is to take advantage of those technologies is in our industrial equipment business, which is as old as the hills, so how do we do that? «CRN, Jul 15»
3
10 Reasons the Hiring Process Isn't Fair
This one is as old as the hills. Some employers think that if a candidate is married, especially if they have kids, they aren't going to be as ... «Pulse, Jul 15»
4
Happy Swaraj (Independence) Day!
Nonviolence, as Gandhi said, is “as old as the hills.” We should use this Independence Day to recommit ourselves to recognizing, developing ... «HNN Huntingtonnews.net, Jul 15»
5
Top 5 Turkish tunes, songs and melodies
Much Turkish music is as old as the hills and everyone has been brought up with it, joining in the songs, word perfect and bursting with emotion ... «Fethiye Times, Jul 15»
6
It's just a book - not an excuse for abuse says Virginia Blackburn
The real moral of the story is that a damaged man can be redeemed by the love of a good woman, a tale as old as the hills and about as likely ... «Express.co.uk, Jul 15»
7
June Soundtrack Picks
It's Rob's music that not only gets inside the head of a psychopath to create a cold, groovy killer at once as old as the hills and as state of the ... «Film Music, Jun 15»
8
I Have a Song to Sing, O!
... friend that his lover's problems (aging alcoholic and super-butch leather daddy suddenly discovers that he's a bottom) were as old as the hills ... «Huffington Post, Jun 15»
9
STRAIGHT TALK: No peace with all this weaponry
Conflict between Russia and the US is as old as the hills, but President Vladimir Putin brings a new dimension to the possibility of a fight. «BDlive, Jun 15»
10
The Shameless Dolores Huerta
That story is as old as the hills. It's why the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act—the last significant comprehensive immigration reform ... «Daily Beast, Jun 15»

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