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Under Age ( too young to do it legally ... )

"Under Age"



You are under age when the law says you are too young to do that thing.

Example: "What are those kids doing smoking cigarettes? They are under age."

Example: "Maybe kids can drink alcohol in France. But in America they are under age."



The law says that only people above a certain age can do certain things legally, like buy cigarettes, drink alcohol or drive on public roads. You are "under age" until you reach the age when you are allowed to do it.

Example: "Sorry, we can't serve you alcohol if you're under age."

Example: "I'm not under age. I'm 21."

Example: "I'll need to check your ID. You look under age."



You are "under age" when you are not allowed by law to do that thing because you are too young.

Example: "I grew up on a farm, so we often drove when we were under age."





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