an/(one's) old flame

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an/(one's) old flame

One's former lover. How am I supposed to forget about my old flame if I keep seeing her around town? Yeah, Ben is his old flame—they dated last summer.
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an old flame

COMMON An old flame is someone who you had a romantic relationship with in the past. Last week Alec was seen dining with his old flame Janine Turner in New York. Note: An old meaning of `flame' was the person that someone was in love with.
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an old flame

a former lover. informal
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an old ˈflame

(informal) a person you were once in love with; a former boyfriend or girlfriend: My mother has an old flame who sends her a bottle of perfume once a year.
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old flame

n. a former sweetheart or lover. It is best to forget an old flame.
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My old flame recently told me he can't talk to me any more because it's breaking his heart that he can't have me, but the thought of not having him in my life is killing me.
Anyway, I had a great Sunday at an EastEnders charity cricket match with my old flame Cliff Parisi aka Minty.
I met my old flame in town today My middle-aged heart skipped a beat Looking the same, looking that way Coming towards me in the street.
Whenever my old flame comes round, Mum won't go to bed.
My old flame tells me he has always loved me and wants me to leave my husband.