it's an old story

it's an old story

What is about to be or has just been mentioned is nothing new; it is a situation that happens repeatedly. A chief executive found guilty of fraud? It's an old story. They always think they'll get away with it.
See also: old, story
References in classic literature ?
it's an old story now--there was those Wright Brothers out in America.
Big3 is a new concept but it's an old story," Erving said.
IT'S an old story - 1960 black and white B movie about a flesh-eating plant, spawns cult musical version which in turn is made into a film version that becomes cult viewing.
It's an old story, and one that often ends with the same words: "I wasn't cut out for sales.
It's an old story that chimes with contemporary class war themes - namely how entitled toffs can callously ruin the lives of vulnerable people without a care in the world.
It's an old story where the fans of Stoke stand behind their player but it shouldn't go as far as booing Ramsey.
It's an old story in the blood sport known as politics.
It's an old story, and Ratmansky tells it well, revealing his ability to give gestural meaning to dance movement and create both sympathetic characters and wonderful choreography for his dancers.
It's an old story, a fable of origin I tell myself to keep
It's an old story of prophets, kings, and consequences.
It's an old story in the LAUSD, where failure seldom brings consequences -- and why failure in the district is so common.
It's an old story worth repeating: As the baby boom generation enters its sixth decade of life, major health ailments, including diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure are tagging along.
It's an old story brought bang up to date with energy and humour.
IT'S AN OLD STORY IN HOME BUILDING: One builder's disaster becomes another's dream development.
It's an old story for the Carson City, NV-based company.