be a thing of the past

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be a thing of the past

To be outdated . These days, floppy disks are a thing of the past. I wonder when smartphones will be 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.