old hat


Definition of old hat

2 : lacking in freshness : trite

Examples of old hat in a Sentence

I suppose my favorite joke's a bit old hat by now. Making hit movies is old hat for him.
Recent Examples on the Web With an Oscar nomination already under her belt and almost a decade of acting experience already, taking on this role was simply old hat. Rivea Ruff, Essence, 28 Oct. 2021 For Towson boys soccer coach Randy Dase, who has been at the post for 34 years with a couple different stints covering the past five decades, the first day of practice might seem like old hat. Glenn Graham, baltimoresun.com, 11 Aug. 2021 Being a diverse artist works for Nelly, and changing up genres and scenery is old hat. Mark Gray, PEOPLE.com, 19 Sep. 2021 The slovenly man-child paired with the attractive partner is old hat, and the sitcom dynamic between sad-sack husband and nagging wife feels unintentionally regressive. New York Times, 29 June 2021 That was enacted before $1,000 pills became old hat. Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar, USA TODAY, 3 May 2021 That was enacted before $1,000 pills became old hat. Author: Ricardo Alonso-zaldiver, Anchorage Daily News, 3 May 2021 That was enacted before $1,000 pills became old hat. BostonGlobe.com, 3 May 2021 While this is old hat for Nyles, who has lost track of how long he's been stuck in this time-loop, Sarah, understandably, comes in hot to her new reality. Derek Lawrence, EW.com, 22 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of old hat

1911, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of old hat was in 1911

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1 Nov 2021

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“Old hat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/old%20hat. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of old hat

: seen or done many times and no longer interesting

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