coon's age

a long time: I haven't seen you in a coon's age!
[1835-45, Amer.]

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  • coon's age — (USA) A very long time, as in I haven t seen her in a coon s age! …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • coon's age — coon s′ age n. Informal. inf a long period of time • Etymology: 1835–45, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • coon's age — ☆ coon s age n. [fanciful & emphatic < RACCOON] Informal an indefinitely long time …   English World dictionary

  • coon's\ age — • dog s age • coon s age noun informal A very long time. Usually used after for or in with a negative. Charlie Brown! I haven t seen you for a coon s age. Father hasn t had a night out with the boys in a dog s age. I waited for him for a dog s… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • coon's age — noun : a long while been sick for a coon s age * * * Informal. a long time: I haven t seen you in a coon s age! [1835 45, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

  • coon's age — noun Date: 1843 a long while < best fried chicken I ve tasted for a coon s age Sinclair Lewis > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • coon's age — See in a coon s age …   English idioms

  • coon's age — noun A very long time. Jarn hasnt seen Schnie in a coons age. Syn: dogs age …   Wiktionary

  • coon's age — See: DOG S AGE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • coon's age — See: DOG S AGE …   Dictionary of American idioms

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