Значение идиомы rob the cradle

[rob the cradle] {v. phr.}, {informal} To have dates with or marrya person much younger than yourself.

When the old woman married ayoung man, everyone said she was robbing the cradle.

-[cradle-robber] {n.}

The judge died when he was seventy. He was areal cradle-robber because he left a thirty-year-old widow.

-[cradle-robbing] {adj.} or {n.}

Bob is seventeen and I just saw himwith a girl about twelve years old. Has he started cradle-robbing? No, that girl was his sister, not his date!


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