from the old school

from the old school

Having views or subscribing to values or traditions from an earlier era. Typically describes one who is resistant to change or new ways of doing things. John is from the old school—he still believes in the effectiveness of corporal punishment. My grandmother is from the old school, so she would never make gravy with something out of a jar.
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from the old school

 and of the old school
Fig. holding attitudes or ideas that were popular and important in the past, but which are no longer considered relevant or in line with modern trends. (See also of the old school) Grammar is not taught much now, but fortunately my son has a teacher from the old school. Aunt Jane is from the old school. She never goes out without wearing a hat and gloves.
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But with theatres crammed full of musicals about pop groups, there hasn't been much space for a show from the old school.
They even took a chunk of fallen ceiling from the old school to a demonstration outside the Millennium Stadium during the Rugby World Cup.
They've become anachronisms, Roxie, these old concepts - musty words from the old school that just don't cut it anymore in the ``Just win now, baby, at all costs'' school of pro sports.
The sad thing is there are so few people from the old school around, or willing, to throw that fit for Roy and Jackie.