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over the hill

[the US, Brit. slang meaning 'past one's prime' seems unfamiliar to Bah.; the term appears to be purely topographical, referring to the ridge separating the commercial area of Nassau on the sea from the poor section farther inland] n., often attributive, the poor section of Nassau: 1917 Coloured people.. .have their own community—which is often known as "over the Hill" (Defries 104). 1976 "Over-the-Hill" boomed with activities (Eneas 15). 1971 In many "over the hill" areas on New Providence (McCartney 131). 1978 I is a Over d' Hill boy (Dupuch 31). 1982 Today many Baptist churches exist in over-the-hill (Guardian, March 3). (Gen)

Over the hill can also refer to similar areas elsewhere, e.g. Alice Town, Eleuthera or Matthew Town, Inagua.

Tags: geography, noun

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Last update: 2010-11-10 02:12
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.2

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