(a) senior moment


(a) senior moment
   temporary forgetfulness
   When Memory Lane runs into Amnesia Avenue.

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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  • senior moment — A memory lapse or a momentary confusion in someone who is no longer young is a senior moment …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • senior moment — senior ,moment noun count INFORMAL an occasion when someone forgets something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • senior moment — (SEEN.yur moh.munt) n. A momentary lapse in memory, particularly one experienced by a senior citizen. Example Citations: As baby boomers age, memory loss looms large in America. This being the land of marketing opportunity, that means we ll be… …   New words

  • senior moment — noun a momentary lapse of memory (especially in older people) • Hypernyms: ↑forgetfulness * * * ˌsenior ˈmoment 7 [senior moment] noun (humorous) an occasion when sb f …   Useful english dictionary

  • senior moment — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms senior moment : singular senior moment plural senior moments informal an occasion when someone forgets something …   English dictionary

  • senior moment — Often Facetious. a brief lapse in memory or a moment of confusion, esp. in an older person: Please tell me your name again I must be having a senior moment! [1995 2000; SENIOR (CITIZEN) + MOMENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • senior moment — sen′ior mo′ment n. often fac. a brief lapse in memory or a moment of confusion, esp. in an older person: Please excuse me, I m having a senior moment![/ex] • Etymology: 1995–2000;senior (citizen) +moment …   From formal English to slang

  • senior moment —    A momentary lapse of memory, especially in older people, or an absent minded action such as putting the cereals in the refrigerator, is humorously referred to as having a senior moment.     I found the phone in the cupboard. I must have had a… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • senior\ moment — An exhibit of behavior that would typically be associated with growing older. forgetting your own phone number or what you were talking about in the middle of a sentence. Oh my god! I just had a senior moment! …   Dictionary of american slang

  • senior\ moment — An exhibit of behavior that would typically be associated with growing older. forgetting your own phone number or what you were talking about in the middle of a sentence. Oh my god! I just had a senior moment! …   Dictionary of american slang

  • senior moment — np Something causing forgetfulness. She had a senior momentand put the remote control in her purse instead of her mobile phone. 1990s …   Historical dictionary of American slang


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