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be caught 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 caught 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 caught in a time-warp!
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be locked 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 locked 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 locked in a time-warp!
See also: lock, time, warp

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!
See also: stuck, time, warp

be trapped 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 trapped 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 trapped in a time-warp!
See also: time, trap, warp

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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warp and woof

The underlying structure or foundation of something, as in He foresaw great changes in the warp and woof of the nation's economy. This expression, used figuratively since the second half of the 1500s, alludes to the threads that run lengthwise ( warp) and crosswise ( woof) in a woven fabric.
See also: and, warp, woof

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
See also: time, warp

warped

mod. drug intoxicated. (A variant of bent.) Too many yellows made Jerry warped as the dickens.
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KARL MAYER's ball warper operates at a width of 1,200 mm and can reach production speeds of up to 400 m/min.
Professional editions of Morpher, Warper and Mixer also are available; Morpher and Animation Suite also have an Industrial edition.
Features include a state-of-the-art Keyer, Warper, Action module, SoftClips, Stabilizer, Tracker, Paint, Rotoscoping, On-Line 3D and digital audio capabilities.
He was a worsted warper for more than 40 years and Mrs Gill, 81, was a woollen warper for nine years.
Warpers for the warp knitting industry complete this product range.
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The exported products included high-conductivity wire and coils, and warpers for the textile industry.
Time warpers like froglegs provencal, trout amandine, coq au vin, chateaubriand bouquetiere, grenadine of beef, beef Wellington, steak Diane and duck a l'orange - standard dishes in local French restaurants of yesteryear, abound.
It is an aggressive cleaner with warpers and beater and two fast moving trash rollers, which operate at varying speeds.
Today modern direct warpers have a low-maintenance operation and are characterized by high production output (speed) resulting in high efficiency.
Multiple Ball Warpers and ReBeamers were purchased with their denim production package.
Partex's order includes: SPECTRUM(tm) 250 Indigo Rope Range, which is designed to process the typical 24 rope production or 32 rope production while maintaining proper rope spacing; 4-BW 450 Ball Warpers with Creels; 10-MDS RB 550 ReBeamers with Yarn Strummers; Reverse Drive Accumulators and Tub Turners; 2-MDS Integrated Denim Finishing Ranges with S8 Rubber Belt Shrinking Unit, incorporating GrindVAC(tm) and SanforTROL Shrinkage and Data Collection System licensed from WESTechnologies(tm).