out-of-date (1)

This page is about the idiom out-of-date (1).

Meaning: Something is out-of-date if it is old and therefore no longer useful or no longer accurate.

For example:

  • Don't waste money on old textbooks because they could be out-of-date and the information might no longer be correct.

  • I didn't know the timetable was out-of-date. I got it off the internet so I thought it'd be new, not an old one from the 1990's.

Note: This idiom has another meaning, and you can see it by clicking "Next" above.

Quick Quiz:

The map we had was out-of-date, so we

a. had trouble finding our way

b. couldn't find the map

c. went there on the wrong day

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Contributor: Matt Errey