Cameron's "Big Idea" is that the world has changed, and that old-style, top-down government is a relic of a bygone era.
Boss-napping: This relic of 1970s labor radicalism is once again in vogue.
Marrero himself was hardly a “cup of coffee” relic or a minor character belatedly retrieved from the dustbin of baseball history.
Perhaps, then, this trade is a relic of the past, when Israel could afford to sacrifice safety for solidarity.
I may love my new iPad, but I still look forward to reading that relic of the past, the good old-fashioned, printed book.
A relic of Flodden Field , a ring, was found in 1783, on the site of the battle.
I found it in this cell, after the death of the martyr, and have preserved it as a relic.
Another interesting and pathetic find was a spur, engraved with “En loial amour, tout mon coer,” the relic of some unknown knight.
The mistresses of the present princes are a relic of polygamy.
It is a relic of the age of gold, when this precious metal was used in a thousand forms, not seen to-day.
early 13c., "body part or other object from a holy person," from Old French relique (11c., plural reliques), from Late Latin reliquiæ (plural) "remains of a martyr," in classical Latin "remains, remnants," noun use of fem. plural of reliquus "remaining, that which remains," related to relinquere (perfective reliqui) "to leave behind" (see relinquish). Sense of "remains, ruins" is from early 14c. Old English used reliquias, directly from Latin.