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old hat

Meaning: old-fashioned, uninteresting, overly-familiar

For example:

  • Wearing monster costumes to Halloween parties is so old hat. Let's do something different this year.

  • Don't you think that getting tattoos and piercings is a bit old hat by now? Why don't you do something else to decorate your body?

Quick Quiz:

Something that is called "old hat" is probably NOT
  1. new and exciting
  2. dull and boring
  3. old and uninteresting

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