||an old man, geezer
||That old coot, as you call him, is a person with feelings.
||a former lover, an old sweetheart
||In Toronto, I met an old flame. We were lovers many years ago.
||an old man, a cranky man
||Henry Wilson - that old goat - told the kids to get off his lawn.
||an old idea or fashion, passé
||Sunday picnics are old hat. They're not popular now.
||(See my old man)
||an inheritance, money that has been in the family for decades
||She bought that property with old money - money that her great-grandfather saved.
|old wives' tale
||a myth, an old story that contains little truth
||One old wives' tale says that goose fat will cure a cold.
|on a full stomach
||with a stomach full of food, soon after eating a meal,
on an empty stomach
||I've heard that it's not a good idea to run or do strenuous exercise
on a full stomach.
|on a lark
||carefree, happy in a natural way
||It's fun to be with him when he's on a lark - when he's carefree.
|on a pedestal
||in the position of a hero, in a high place
||If you put your girlfriend on a pedestal, she won't respect you.