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.
See also: flame, old
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old flame

n. a former sweetheart or lover. It is best to forget an old flame.
See also: flame, old
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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