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- adj. See old hat.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. same as old-fashioned, a., 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. out of fashion
- adj. repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
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We decided that the Next Hot Thing will be unicorns, but unicorns as unlike the typical boring sparkly old-hat unicorn as the fast zombies in 28 Days Later were unlike the shambling zombies of yore.
Only a reference to the now-closed St. Vincent's Hospital and two of Wendall K. Harrington's many evocative projections -- one of the Twin Towers, one of the shuttered West Village eatery, Joe Jr., -- are in any way old-hat.
And that includes the young people who are just making their own rules and have decided that many of the current beauty truisms are just old-hat.
An evening that should feel like the climax of the Ad Bowl instead came off as anticlimactic and as old-hat as Madonna's stubbornly stiff halftime performance.
It may be that we could be a little more forgiving toward new endeavors because, as the Guardian said, something being done for the first time is far more likely to be sloppy than an old-hat formula that everyone's had over a decade to iterate on.
While it's brand new for you, it may be somewhat old-hat for your partner, and their disinterest however slight will show.
In fact, this latter issue feels particularly relevant as Harvey pits an old-hat white politician against a less experienced, younger black one.
Everyone realizes the Beta does not exist -- it's an old-hat marketing ploy.
But I have to agree: this lazy substance-less routine of trying to make fun of a piece of long-form critical writing and thinking is becoming mighty old-hat, transparently so.
In the private sector too 'Big is beautiful' became old-hat and the 'lean, mean and efficient' became the new fashion.