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English definition of “take years off sb”

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take years off sb

If something takes years off a person, it makes them appear or feel much younger: "Have you seen James without his beard?" "I know - it takes years off him!"
Translations of “take years off sb”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使某人顯得年輕, 使某人覺得年輕…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使某人显得年轻, 使某人觉得年轻…
(Definition of take years off sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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