out-of-date (1)

This page is about the idiom out-of-date (1)


Something is out-of-date if it is old and therefore no longer useful or no longer accurate.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  • Don't waste money on old textbooks because they could be out-of-date and the information might no longer be correct.

  • I didn't know the timetable was out-of-date.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.

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The map we had was out-of-date, so we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