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old school

(hyphenated if used before a noun) slang Of or characterized by an earlier era or older style. Can either refer to that which is considered antiquated or old-fashioned, or else to that which is remembered fondly or nostalgically. My dad likes to play music on this old-school record player. I don't know why he doesn't just get an iPod. Whoa, a vintage Ford Mustang. That's so old school, man! Her parents are pretty old school when it comes to living together before marriage.
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old school

and old skool
mod. vintage; from an earlier time; retro. (Generally positive. As in the well-established expression from the old school.) His way of dealing with people is strictly old school.
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The bank is attempting to revive old-school investment banking practices as part of reviving its financial performance.
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When I described him as "the grand old man of English criticism and the authority figure around whom pivots this strange dance of old-school studio artists and new-media practioners," I meant that as recognition of his current importance to a scene over which he has presided for some fifty years.
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In a nutshell: Director Kevin Reynolds follows ``The Count of Monte Cristo'' with another old-school epic; this one is earnest, too, but not as entertaining.
With a more trenchant social message, but with no video to go with it, GOG hit home with his second release Dia-a-Dia da Periferia (Day-to-day life in the periphery, 1995), produced by his own label So Balanco and filled with old-school references.
Last year, the small Sao Paulo-based Atelier Studio recorded 18 rap acts, the female-led RPW being the most promising - with their RPW esta na area (something like RPW is in the house) produced by old-school veteran Fabio Macari, who also produced GOG's latest.
My mother and father were pretty much old-school when it came to music,'' said the rookie Thurston, the Dodgers' likely opening-day second baseman, who has played exactly 2,339 fewer major-league games than first baseman McGriff.
this time in honor of a gutsy, old-school newspaper dame who believed there was no better job in all the world and who would, if she could have, wished you a fond and grateful farewell herself.
He is really old-school and several of the lads are not impressed by his training sessions or tactics.
The Wiseguys are essentially one guy, a lanky Brit named Touche' (Theo Keating) who blends old-school beats and hip-hop grooves with witty found sounds, classic soul and funk references into an engaging gumbo.
Atari Arcade Hits: (Hasbro Interactive) For you old-school gamers, and I mean really old school, Hasbro has revived the old Atari name and begun issuing an array of classic arcade games on the PC, PlayStation and elsewhere.
He makes his point by leaning on a sturdy, basic, old-school track, something close to ``Innervisions''-era Stevie Wonder, as accompaniment.
The album includes a taste of funky old-school r&b, an authentic '40s-style Latin ballad, a bit of Tex-Mex, and the sort of atmospheric groove-oriented rock the band used to great effect on 1992's Grammy Award-nominated "Kiko.