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.
See also: old, school

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.
See also: old, school
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Tickets are available now from the Old School Tearooms, Quorn Formal Hire or from www.nqsc.co.uk More information can be obtained by calling 01509 567176 (leave a message) or by emailing nqsc@ymail.com.
We had been watching the building work from the old school and couldn't wait to get in.
Once you go to checkout and fill in your contact information a sales associate from The Old School Game Vault will contact you within 24 hours with further instructions.
HEALTHY OPTION The muesli breakfast from The Old School.; LOCAL HEROES Kath and Malcolm Downes of The Old School bed and breakfast at Newton-on-the-Moor.; NORTHERN PRIDE Craster kippers and honey from near Berwick.
But with theatres crammed full of musicals about pop groups, there hasn't been much space for a show from the old school. Praise then for this new stage version, and with Henry Goodman taking the lead, it is set to be a belter.
They even took a chunk of fallen ceiling from the old school to a demonstration outside the Millennium Stadium during the Rugby World Cup.