old news


: something or someone not new or exciting any more
That band is old news.

Examples of old news in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The show’s producers and loyal viewers were taken aback by the rabid reaction this past week, given the fact that this is actually old news — or at least, the kind of news that didn’t raise an eyebrow until now. Michael Schneider, Variety, 9 Nov. 2023 The Rocket dismissed Kid Sensation’s new album as old news and all but stopped covering the genre as the grunge tsunami hit. Gary Campbell, SPIN, 17 Oct. 2023 Fake news is old news, but some still argue over whether Shakespeare existed or represented multiple authors. Brianne Kane, Scientific American, 29 Sep. 2023 More than a year from the 2024, Republicans might take comfort in the reality that few voters are paying attention as of yet to the zany demolition derby on Capitol Hill and Trump’s legal plight might seem like old news, even as the indictments pile up. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, 25 Sep. 2023 Mainframes are old news—and a lot of the code that runs them is just plain old—compared to popular languages such as SQL, JavaScript, and Python and innovations such as cloud computing, mobile apps, and artificial intelligence. IEEE Spectrum, 17 Apr. 2020 Rams Matthew Stafford says talk of young Rams is old news, but Cooper Kupp absence is not Sept. 6, 2023 The three-time NFL defensive player of the year has amassed 103 sacks since the Rams selected him with the 13th pick in the 2014 NFL draft. Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times, 8 Sep. 2023 Complicating matters is the fact that Wear OS 3 is also about to be old news. Victoria Song, The Verge, 16 Aug. 2023 Social media trends come and go quickly; a sound heard in nearly every TikTok today could be old news by tomorrow. Char Adams, NBC News, 2 Aug. 2023 See More

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“Old news.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/old%20news. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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