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oldie but goodie

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golden oldie

noun phrase

An old record, song, person, etc, still regarded as good, esp one that has revived or sustained popularity: a golden oldie like ''Honeysuckle Rose''/ All the golden oldies are replayed and the untied threads neatly resolved/ Oldies but Goodies Could Put Success in Senior Tours: There's a golden patch of oldies who can still play great tennis/ oldies but goodies such as ''Down by the Riverside''

[mid-1960s+; probably influenced by association with the gold phonograph record struck for a recording that has sold a million copies and more]


oldie but goodie

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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