twice-told

[twahys-tohld]
adjective
having been told before; related two times.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English

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twice-told
 
adj
hackneyed through repeated use

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Example sentences
It doesn't redo old ideas, revisit threadbare conceits, or remake twice-told stories in a tired way.
To nature lovers, a twice-told tale is far from tedious.
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