live in the past

live in the past

Fig. to live while dwelling on past memories without participating in the present or planning for the future. You are just living in the past. Join us in the twenty-first century. Living in the past has its advantages.
See also: live, past

live in the past

to react to conditions that existed long ago rather than those that exist now He believes the unions cannot live in the past and must deal with the changes in society.
See also: live, past