Old Hat

Old Hat

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  • old hat — {adj.}, {informal} Old fashioned; not new or different. * /By now, putting satellites in orbit is old hat to space scientists./ * /Andrea thought her mother s ideas about dating were old hat./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • old hat — {adj.}, {informal} Old fashioned; not new or different. * /By now, putting satellites in orbit is old hat to space scientists./ * /Andrea thought her mother s ideas about dating were old hat./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • old hat — adjective INFORMAL 1. ) old fashioned and boring: She reckoned jazz was old hat. 2. ) not interesting because people have known it for a long time: I hear they got married. That s old hat, they re almost divorced! …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • old hat — adj [not before noun] if something is old hat, a lot of people have said or done the same thing before and it is therefore not new or interesting ▪ Most of this is probably old hat to you, isn t it? …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • old-hat — pred. adj. same as {old fashioned}, a., 2. [Narrower terms: {unfashionable (vs. fashionable)}] Syn: antique, old fashioned, outmoded, out of date, passe, passee. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • old hat — If something s old hat, it seems rather old fashioned and dated …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • old hat — old fashioned, not new or different The job has become old hat and I am becoming a little tired of it …   Idioms and examples

  • old hat — old′ hat′ adj. 1) old fashioned; dated 2) trite; hackneyed • Etymology: 1745 …   From formal English to slang

  • old hat — n. Slang 1. old fashioned; out of date 2. well known or familiar to the point of being trite or commonplace: Used predicatively …   English World dictionary

  • old hat — (adj.) out of date, first recorded 1911. As a noun phrase, however, it had different sense previously. The Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue (1796) defines it as, a woman s privities, because frequently felt …   Etymology dictionary

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