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ancient history

slang Something that is very outdated or totally forgotten (often in favor of a more recent development). Oh, Jack is ancient history, we broke up weeks ago! Her interest in photography is ancient history now that she's started doing yoga.
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ancient history

Fig. someone or something from so long ago as to be completely forgotten or no longer important, as a former relationship. Bob? I never think about Bob anymore. He's ancient history. His interest in joining the army is now ancient history.
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ancient history

A past event, as in She's talking about her sea voyage, but that's ancient history, or And then there was his divorce, but you don't want to hear ancient history. This hyperbolic idiom transfers the field of ancient history to a much-repeated tale.
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ancient history

n. someone or something completely forgotten, especially past romances. (see also history.) That business about joining the army is ancient history.
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This means ancient history matters, and that makes it interesting.
This paper focuses on one aspect of how students manage the apparent contradiction of producing 'objective evaluation' in writing for the two senior secondary subjects of Ancient History and Modern History.
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"The successful archaeological programme in ancient history and archaeology will continue and there are plans to introduce a new history and archaeology programme as well as a proposal to create a new academic position to develop opportunities in classics and ancient history."
"All that's ancient history now," said the Walthamstow player."In sport, the more exposure you get, there will be some people who don't like you for whatever reason.
James plans to study English language and literature at Lincoln College, Rachel hopes to read French and Spanish at St John's College, Natalie plans to study computer science at St Anne's College, and Christopher has set his sights on classical archaeology and ancient history at Exeter College.
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Only three years ago the A-Level in ancient history barely survived an attempt by the exam boards to snuff it out altogether, while in the state system, where the carnage has been particularly severe, a bare 15 per cent of secondary schools currently permit students to study the languages or the civilisations of antiquity.
KARACHI, April 26, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Baluchistan is a treasure-trove of ancient history. This was stated by a German archaeologist Dr.
Children from Our Lady's Catholic Primary School, Prescot, take part in a workshop about ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses as part of a National Museums Liverpool and Hope Street theatre scheme to let young people find out more about ancient history and museum collections
"Flood Legends: Global Clues of a Common Event" is of wonder to any with a love for ancient history and mythology's roots.
Dubai: The Architectural Heritage Department of Dubai Municipality, in coordination with the UAE Heritage Association, will organise a lecture on Wednesday on "inheritance of cities" in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula in ancient history.
Anyone who thinks ancient history is dry will think again after dipping into this book.
The grandson of a Yorkshire cobbler, Prof Walbank, who has died, aged 98, was Emeritus Rathbone Professor of Ancient History at Liverpool University.
The article, entitled "Ancient Iran: Inside a nation's Persian soul," is about modern Iran and how current society is entwined with ancient history.
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