out of date

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out of date

  1. Too old to be used, past the point of expiration, as in This milk is out of date. [Early 1600s]

  2. Old-fashioned, no longer in style, as in Dean has three suits but they're all out of date. [Early 1800s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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