old flame


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an/(one's) old flame

One's former lover. How am I supposed to forget about my old flame if I keep seeing her around town? Yeah, Ben is his old flame—they dated last summer.
See also: flame, old

old flame

n. a former sweetheart or lover. It is best to forget an old flame.
See also: flame, old
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USA], Sep 10 ( ANI ): Seems like, Leonardo DiCaprio is rekindling an old flame as he recently appeared to be back in the arms of his former girlfriend Toni Garrn.
My old flame recently told me he can't talk to me any more because it's breaking his heart that he can't have me, but the thought of not having him in my life is killing me.
With an old flame reappearing for Polly, a blossoming new career for Clare and a long-buried family secret in the mix, sparks are sure to fly.
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After his much hyped divorce, singer Peter Andre was spotted with his old flame Mel B, the former Spice Girl.
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TOM Scully makes a surprise reappearance, competing with old flame Susan for the post of headteacher - and her heart.
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They are looking for people in Wales or with a Welsh connection who want to take a nostalgic look at their past and meet up with their childhood sweetheart or old flame.
On this particular day in 1931, Baby-Face Martin (played by Jeremy Sisto), an on-the-lam gangster with a reward on his head, has returned to the neighborhood to look up his mother and an old flame.