What does under ageΒ mean?

 

Idiom Meaning:

too young to do something

 

Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:

 

True Detective “Seeing Things” (2014)

Time of Scene: ~00:32:10

Detective Marty Hart: That girl’s not 18. The sheriff know you got under age working here?

Jan: What do you know about where that girl’s been? Where she come from? You wanna know Beth’s situation before she ran out on her uncle?

Detective Marty Hart: There are other places she could go.

Jan: Such holy bullshit from you. It’s a woman’s body, ain’t it? A woman’s choice.

Detective Marty Hart: Well, she don’t look like a woman to me. At that age, she is not equipped to make those kinda choices. But I guess you don’t give a shit what kind of damage she’s doing to herself as long as you’re making your money.

 

Whale Music (1994)

Time of Scene: N/A

Fay: This girl looks under age, Des. Could mean prison.

Desmond: That seems a heavy price to pay for a youthful appearance.

 

A Stranger in My Arms (1959)

Time of Scene: N/A

Pike Yarnell: You, uh, you aren’t under age, are you?

Pat Beasley: If I am, you’re worth growing up for.

 

 

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