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  • s  repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
  • s  out of fashion

  • The first is old-hat, the second a bit sick.
  • For while other poets, even after they had renounced rhyming as old-hat, would still compose verse in a familiar meter, Nash would keep a line going longer than a .
  • Although it tries to affect a rakishly romantic tilt, Sombrero is mostly old-hat.
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    It was old-hat for Perry, the Senior Players and U.S. Senior Open winner this summer, and sort of a breakthrough moment for Bart Bryant. The Champions Tour rookie missed three years with wrist injuries at the end of his career on the PGA Tour.
    Aug. 16, 2013 - Stamford Advocate
  • Kick-Ass 2 (R)
    At one point in Kick-Ass 2, the teenage Dave Lizewski (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), the self-made superhero from the subversive 2010 original film, wears a T-shirt that reads “I hate reboots.” The shirt gets a huge laugh from the audience. But you know what I hate? Lame, leaden sequels to fun, vibrant movies. What seemed edgy and brash in Kick-Ass is now routine and old-hat. The first movie was a ...
    Aug. 15, 2013 - Miami Herald

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