have had its day


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have had its/(one's) day

To be past the highest point of success or potential in life. My father has had his day. Now, it's time he let his children take over the family business. It often seems that letter writing has had its day.
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have had its day

to be no longer useful or successful. Streetcars have had their day in most American cities. Some people think that the fountain pen has had its day, but others prefer it to other kinds of pens.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

have had your/its ˈday

no longer be as successful, powerful, etc. as you once were/it once was: He used to be one of the world’s top soccer players but now, I’m afraid, he’s had his day.
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