Meaning of “Old Father Time” in the English Dictionary

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"Old Father Time" in British English

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Old Father Timenoun [ S ]

uk /ˌəʊld ˌfɑː.ðə ˈtaɪm/ us /ˌoʊld ˌfɑː.ðɚ ˈtaɪm/

an image of an old man who represents time passing

(Definition of “Old Father Time” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)