A thing of the past - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
a thing of the past
thing of the past
1. Something that no longer exists. Those stores are a thing of the past—their parent company filed bankruptcy a few years ago.
2. By extension, something that is no longer popular or commonplace. I think everyone is glad that leisure suits are a thing of the past. In today's society, it certainly seems like manners are becoming a thing of the past.
a thing of the ˈpast something that no longer happens or exists: Everybody sends emails these days. Letter-writing has become a thing of the past.
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Old anxiety-producing (to say the least) patterns are a thing of the past
, and you're about to settle into a new-and-improved groove.
With the Competition Act we hope such unethical practices will become a thing of the past