be stuck in a time warp

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be stuck in a time warp

To remain unchanged from a time in the past, especially in an antiquated or obsolete way. ("Time warp" is sometimes hyphenated.) This town is so entrenched in its backwards ideals and moral values, like it's stuck in a time warp or something! There's nothing digital in the house—no computers, no smartphones, just a typewriter and a single rotary telephone. Talk about being stuck in a time-warp!
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be (stuck) in a ˈtime warp

not having changed at all from a time in the past although everything else has: Her whole house seems to be stuck in a time warp. It’s like something out of the 1950s. OPPOSITE: keep up, move, etc. with the times
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Tonight,actor Richard E Grant reveals Britain's 10 most popular party foods - leading some TV chefs to conclude that the country is stuck in a time-warp.
Chile's rustic port city Valparaiso seems stuck in a time-warp, like San Francisco in the United States during the 1950s: A labyrinth of streets; dilapidated, quirky architecture built into the hillsides; rackety elevator cars climbing sloping hills to panoramic views of the Pacific; the obligatory stray dog waiting at each corner.
The big centre half, who scored a late consolation goal for Albion, accused Rotherham fans of being stuck in a time-warp.
We had a campaign to kick out racism recently but Rotherham must be stuck in a time-warp.