Michael refuses Dry Eye's offer to buy his weed business:

Dry Eye: You're out of touch. You're forgetting the laws of the jungle, looking down on me. Now, when the silverback's got more silver than back... he best move on...before he gets moved on.

What's the meaning of quote on silverback?

I find these line in The Gentlemen 2019

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The silverback could refer to a dominant older human male.

got more silver could mean became more mature.

From Wikipedia,

A silverback is typically more than 12 years of age, and is named for the distinctive patch of silver hair on his back, which comes with maturity.

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    A silverback specifically refers to a dominant male gorilla. Only metaphorically to an a senior human.
    – James K
    Commented Apr 11, 2020 at 16:36

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