old school

advocates or supporters of established custom or of conservatism: a military man of the old school.


old-school, adjective
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old school
1.  chiefly (Brit) a school formerly attended by a person
2.  a group of people favouring traditional ideas or conservative practices

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Slang Dictionary

old school definition

and old skool
  1. mod.
    vintage; from an earlier time; retro. (Generally positive. As in the well-established expression from the old school.) : His way of dealing with people is strictly old school.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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Example sentences
His poetry is perhaps too much of the old school, to suit the taste of the day.
There is much of the old school in the matter, but little in the manner.
Get a sailor of the old school to relay the coils before you go into the field
  so that the rope will be ready for use.
Made with wool and synthetic fabrics from old school suits.
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