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have a good innings

UK informal
If you say that someone has had a good innings, you mean that they have had a long and successful life: He was 86 when he died so I suppose he'd had a good innings.
Translations of “have a good innings”
in Chinese (Traditional) 長壽且一帆風順, 壽長福大…
in Chinese (Simplified) 长寿且一帆风顺, 寿大福大…
(Definition of have a good innings from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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