Senior moment

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British pronunciation/sˈiːnjə mˈəʊmənt/
American pronunciation/sˈiːnjɚ mˈoʊmənt/
Senior moment
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temporary loss of memory that is experienced by some people when they get old

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What is the origin of the idiom "senior moment" and when to use it?

The idiom "senior moment" is a relatively recent colloquial expression that emerged in the late 20th century. It humorously refers to a lapse in memory or a mental lapse experienced by older individuals, often attributed to the aging process.This expression is used informally to describe a temporary forgetfulness, mental lapse, or momentary confusion, typically associated with aging.

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I had a senior moment and couldn't remember where I left my car keys.
During his speech, he had a senior moment and couldn't recall the last point he wanted to make.
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