a thing of the past

noun phrase

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: something that no longer exists The disease is mostly a thing of the past.

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“A thing of the past.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20thing%20of%20the%20past. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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