past prime

past (someone's or something's) prime

No longer in an ideal state or condition. Many gymnasts are past their prime when they are only teenagers. This computer is so slow that it's definitely past its prime.
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past someone's (or something's) prime

Fig. beyond the most useful or productive period. Joan was a wonderful singer, but she's past her prime now. This old car's past its prime. I'll need to get a new one.
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Although his own party president and immediate past Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal was among those who paid a call-on Swaraj, Maoist leader Narayan Kaji Shrestha described the visit as 'inappropriate' at a time when a defeated government was winding up its business and another group was all set to take over.
It is important not simply because the progeny of past prime ministers should not be whipping up frenzy to make way for unconstitutional action, but because of how such views erode democracy itself.
David Cameron, immediate past Prime Minister of Britain and several others who, as young men in their 20s and 30s, have taken the direction of the world in business and politics.
In addition to being a trustee of the Wallace Collection, he is a past Prime Warden of the Goldsmiths Company, a member of the Fabric Commission of Westminster Abbey and chairman of the Prostate Cancer Research Centre.
Director Jan Felton is looking for six men and six women, ages 60 or older, for roles in the coming Past Prime Time Players production.
Lastly, an effective long-term strategy is to plant mast- and fruit-bearing trees along routes leading past prime ambush points, as well as connecting primary food plots to bedding areas and sanctuaries.
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3 Grad WESTERHAM, KENT Three nights from PS428 Right in the heart of the Garden of England, this Grade II-listed building has played host to past Prime Ministers William Pitt the Younger, born in Bromley just 10 miles away, and Sir Winston Churchill from his country home Chartwell, two miles away.
Using a Laplace filtration, we generated 100 random |numbers [delta] from a Laplace distribution whose location parameter equals the immediate past prime depth value consistent with the martingale nature of the filtration.
Past Prime Minister Tony Blair, his friends Peter Mandelson and Neil Kinnock all urge me to vote to remain.
I had hoped that he was going to be different to some past prime ministers.
He also learnt from some mistakes committed by his predecessor Atal Bihari Vajpayee but the attempts made by past Prime Ministers should not be underestimated as the issues they dealt have been complex.
The bright yellow walls that line the spiral staircase showcase pictures of all the past Prime Ministers complete with their signatures.
twice, presented himself for accountability and stressed that the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and all past Prime Ministers should also present himself for accountability.