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buggy whip

A type of whip formerly used by drivers of horse-drawn carriages. The phrase is often used to emphasize that something is outdated (much like the buggy whip itself). I'm sorry, Grandma, but shag carpeting has definitely gone the way of the buggy whip.
See also: buggy, whip
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Early identification of the trend is valuable because it gives a company time to try to influence the situation and preserve its product (although if you are a "buggy whip" maker, there is not much that you can do).
Raymond Sullivan to celebrate Sunday Mass in the dining hall of the Buggy Whip Tavern (formerly Easy Street).
If someone has tried to tell you that trenchers are a thing of the past, like the buggy whip, I can tell you they are still here and there are some interesting trends that make it seem like they will be here for some time to come.
It takes much time and effort to do this work, but it's better to know this now so your company does not become the "buggy whip" manufacturer watching its first horseless car driving down the road.
According to his analysis, the counterculture had made significant inroads in the 1960s and 1970s, and seminarians were being encouraged by their faculty to believe that celibacy was about to go the way of the buggy whip and to behave accordingly.
If Oracle's forecast is true, millions of PCs, each loaded with Microsoft's operating system, may eventually go the way of the buggy whip. Microsoft, of course, recognizes the growing importance of--and possible threat posed by--the Internet, which is why it's seeking ways to have its products work tightly with the Net as a way to stop, or at least slow, the threat of obsolescence.
Because aluminum has gone the way of the buggy whip and cedar is primarily used in high-end applications, this article will briefly examine what remains - the elements that form the face of the American home.
Who remembers the name of the most cost-effective buggy whip manufacturer?
But small, family-owned hatcheries were doomed to go the way of the buggy whip. The 10,000 hatcheries that once existed in the U.S.
And no automaker wants to be left behind to sell the 21st century version of the buggy whip: a car that runs on fossil fuel.
This is where casting with artificials or targeting them with the buggy whip will shine.
"We did not want to appear to be the Buggy Whip Association," he told NL/NL, drawing an analogy from his own field as the publisher of newsletters for automobile dealers.
Despite newspaper handwringing, we don't believe it's a buggy whip business.
"It could be a single stick, a single lily pad, a single cattail, buggy whip, a twig, a dock--something that's not catching everybody's eye.
Today, families are still asked to donate the food, but the food is prepared by Buggy Whip Catering, a local business that volunteers to cook.