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Definition of 'old-hat'


  1. repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse; "bromidic sermons"; "his remarks were trite and commonplace"; "hackneyed phrases"; "a stock answer"; "repeating threadbare jokes"; "parroting some timeworn axiom"; "the trite metaphor `hard as nails'"
       Synonyms: banal commonplace hackneyed shopworn stock threadbare timeworn tired trite well-worn
  2. out of fashion; "a suit of rather antique appearance"; "demode (or outmoded) attire"; "outmoded ideas"
       Synonyms: antique demode ex old-fashioned outmoded passe passee

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