have had its/(one's) 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.
See also: have
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

had its day, has

Is no longer useful or popular or successful, as in Some people think the railroad has had its day. This expression is the antonym of have its (or one's) day, meaning "to experience success or prosperity," as in Every dog has its day, a proverb dating from the 16th century. Both terms use day in the sense of "a propitious or opportune time."
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

have had your day

COMMON If someone or something has had their day, the period during which they were most successful has now passed. In Hollywood, there were still loyal supporters, but the general feeling was that he had had his day. Has radio had its day or is the golden age still to come?
See also: have
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

have had your (or its) day

be no longer popular, successful, or influential.
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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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