nothing new under the sun

there's nothing new under the sun

There is nothing in the world that has not already happened, been seen, or been created; things exist now as they always have. Sometimes used for hyperbolic effect. Another war has broken out, and people continue to kill one another for land and ideology. There's nothing new under the sun. A: "Man, that action film had no relatable characters and a plot so thin that I can't even remember what it was about." B: "Yep, it was a standard action film, all right—there's nothing new under the sun."
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nothing new under the sun

Everything has been seen before, as in Those designs take me back to the 1950s-there really is nothing new under the sun. This world-weary view was already expressed in 1382 in the Bible translation attributed to John Wycliffe's followers: "No thing under the sun is new" (Ecclesiastes 1:9).
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nothing new under the sun

Everything has existed or happened before. This seemingly world-weary view was first stated in Ecclesiastes (1:9), appearing in John Wycliffe’s 1382 translation, “No thing vndir the sunne is newe.”
See also: new, nothing, sun
References in classic literature ?
But I must be content with only one more and a concluding illustration; a remarkable and most significant one, by which you will not fail to see, that not only is the most marvellous event in this book corroborated by plain facts of the present day, but that these marvels (like all marvels) are mere repetitions of the ages; so that for the millionth time we say amen with Solomon --Verily there is nothing new under the sun. In the sixth Christian century lived Procopius, a Christian magistrate of Constantinople, in the days when Justinian was Emperor and Belisarius general.
And doubtless the method is little changed, for there is nothing new under the sun, especially at schools.
And only yesterday I was yawning so as to dislocate my jaw, and declaring that there was nothing new under the sun! If it isn't new to see you come into the family as a suitor, I am very much mistaken.
There is nothing new under the sun. It has all been done before."
It stands to reason that there's nothing new under the sun when it comes to the ways in which people can be horrible to the ones closest to them.
So as scripture says, `there is nothing new under the sun.' We must confront the problem, not merely by hoping that the Federal Government can do more.
When it comes to evangelizing the need for digitization in insurance, "there's nothing new under the sun," to quote Ecclesiastes.
THERE is nothing new under the sun but sometimes the lessons have to be learned all over again.
While it's said there's nothing new under the sun, with Desktop Alert, there truly is.
Definitely tell them there's nothing new under the sun, that you shouldn't have thrown away your tartan flares, how we used to have to rip our OWN jeans back then (kids today are so lazy), and you looked much better wearing yours anyway.
Permanent Secretary to the President's meeting with public officers within Moshupa Sub-district where he put in plain words President Mokgweetsi Masisi road map, gives credence to the old time truth that there is nothing new under the sun.
The field of knowledge has greatly been enhanced and enlarged, even within the first millennia of human existence, much less within the first 250 years of America's existence; however, regardless of the advances, there is truly nothing new under the sun.
It illustrates forcibly that there is nothing new under the sun - at least in the way we organise ourselves.
A section of chapter one reads 'and there is nothing new under the sun. Is there a thing of which it is said, 'See, this is new'?