outlive one's usefulness

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Definition of outlive one's usefulness

: to still exist but no longer serve an end or purpose The law has outlived its usefulness.

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“Outlive one's usefulness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outlive%20one%27s%20usefulness. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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