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time warp

A stoppage in the passage of time; also, a distortion of time whereby an event or person could hypothetically move from one era to another. For example, Nothing in their lives has changed since the sixties; they're in a time warp, or Having a seventy-year-old actress portray a teenager-that was some time warp! This term originated in science fiction, where it signifies "a supernatural movement from one era to another," and came to be used more loosely. [c. 1950]
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Between the three shows, we will enjoy some of the greatest songs ever written, from The Time Warp and Good Morning Baltimore to That'll Be The Day, Rave On and Peggy Sue.
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Yet Westminster politics is still trapped in a time warp of tribal politics" - Vince Cable, the Liberal Democrats economics spokesman.
Former second-grade teacher Jon Scieszka--author of the popular Time Warp Trio series and The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales--will help the Library of Congress encourage students to read more.
What's on readers' minds: The top local topic made it sound like the Mailbag had entered a time warp from the last election: Numerous letters criticized Lane County's plans to put another public safety income tax measure on the ballot.
EVER FIND YOURSELF listening to an old JFA record, jumping on your couch singing "We Know You Suck," but then as the needle skips, you're ripped out of your self-induced 1984 time warp and realize that there hasn't really been that much of a skate rock scene for the past decade?
I thought the Championship ended with England fourth, Ireland above them and Wales winning the Grand Slam, but maybe I'm in a time warp and in fact it has been England who have dominated northern hemisphere rugby for the past two years.
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Sam Vimes' main antagonist Carce is bent on killing him and manages to slip through the time warp with him, creating even more danger and havoc.
The discussion of the literature on the frontier is just the first example of how this book came to fruition in a time warp.
In short, the Moscow patriarchy is stuck in a time warp which causes paranoia and insecurity.
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Campaign finance lives in a time warp, untouched by the regulatory revolution of the past generation," they write.
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