old hat
adjective Date: 1911 1. old-fashioned 2. lacking in freshness ; trite

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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 — could refer to: The 1972 song Old Hat from the album Uncle Dog by the group of the same name The 1997 song Old Hat from the album Where Have All the Merrymakers Gone? by Harvey Danger Old Hat Stakes, an annual horse race in Florida Old Hat, a… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 [Narrower terms: {unfashionable (vs. fashionable)}] Syn: antique, old fashioned, outmoded, out of date, passe, passee.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 old fashioned; out of date 2.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 out of date, first recorded 1911.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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