live in the past


: to think too much about something that happened in the past
You have to accept that he's gone and stop living in the past.

Examples of live in the past in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The band has also performed the track live in the past. Hannah Dailey, Billboard, 20 June 2023 Besides, Sting was only willing to live in the past for so long and wanted to return to his solo career. Andy Greene, Rolling Stone, 10 Nov. 2021 College football has always been defined by its love of tradition and a willingness to live in the past as long as possible. Dallas News, 12 Feb. 2023 See the look here: Rodrigo refuses to let the best and the worst of ’00s trends live in the past. Carrie Wittmer, Glamour, 6 Feb. 2023 The Phillies, though, don’t want to live in the past. Dan Gelston, ajc, 13 Oct. 2022 Though Spears has talked about the possibility of calling it quits on performing live in the past, this is the first time she’s mentioned the subject since the end of her conservatorship. Jodi Guglielmi, Rolling Stone, 11 Sep. 2022 But Nashville doesn't live in the past. Fox News, 31 Aug. 2022 The most destructive to me are my tendency to live in the past and to hold grudges. cleveland, 23 Apr. 2022 See More

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“Live in the past.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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