How to understand "going on sixty" below, plz help me. I was thirty-one going on sixty, living dog years—aging seven years for every year.
Apr 25, 2016 2:44 AM
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This means that the speaker is feeling older than is natural for their age, which is stated as 31. Because dogs have shorter lives they are considered to age 7 times as fast as humans based on average lifespans. This gives the phrase 'dog years'. For example, my dog Fresno in my profile picture is 5 years old but in dog years that is equivalent to 35 in human years.
April 25, 2016
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