not your father's

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not your father's

Very modern or updated; no longer what an older generation would expect or be used to. With every building now featuring wireless Internet and touch-screen monitors integrated into the desks in each classroom, this is certainly not your father's high school anymore.
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References in classic literature ?
However, that was not your father's view; and the end of it was, that from concession to concession on your father's part, and from one height to another of squalling, sentimental selfishness upon your uncle's, they came at last to drive a sort of bargain, from whose ill results you have recently been smarting.
However, while he is committed to the NAACP mission of justice and equality, this is not your father's civil rights leader.
Unfortunately, punctuated by pit stops for Ptolemy dictating Alex's biography, this is all toga opera geopolitical melodrama unable to decide whether the parallels between cruel but fair Alexander's world 'liberating' ambitions and those of George W ('this was not your father's mission,' warns one, 'and I am not my father' he replies) are an endorsement or condemnation.
However, don't be fooled, this is not your father's comic book
Yet another: "Amex: This is Not Your Father's Stock Exchange.
We like to say; "This is not your father's agriculture, so we can't be your father's broadcaster.
As the ad says, "This is not your father's Oldsmobile.
This is not your Father's Rome - This is your Rome, so customize your city the way you see fit
In Nora Ephron's small comedy about two tabloid reporters sent to investigate sightings of an angel in middle America, Michael (John Travolta) is a beer guzzling, barroom brawling, bullfighting cherub--definitely not your father's idea of an archangel.
In more ways than one, CMA is not your father's family business, nor are thousands of other companies.
Nido, Partner, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP: "This Is Not Your Father's Old Environmental Exposure";
It's not your father's V-8, truck-based SUV,'' said Paul Taylor, chief economist for the National Automotive Dealers Association.
Thank you for Kathleen Chesto's article "This is not your father's religion" (August).
The concept is to design and create an environment that is not your father's Buick.