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golden oldie

A form of entertainment, especially a song, that was very popular in the past and is still enjoyed by many people. I love listening to the golden oldies. It takes me back to a simpler time.
See also: golden, oldie

an oldie but (a) goodie

1. Something that was created a relatively long time ago but which is still excellent by today's standard. Ah, the White Album—that's an oldie but goodie! Here, try this book. It's an oldie but a goodie.
2. A person who is advanced in years but is very likable, reliable, helpful, etc. I'm giving you a desk next to Martin. He's an oldie but goodie who will help show you the ropes. A: "You're an oldie but a goodie, Aunt Lily!" B: "Hey, I'm not old!"
See also: but, goodie, oldie

golden oldie

1 an old song or film that is still well known and popular. 2 someone who is no longer young but is still successful in their field. informal
See also: golden, oldie

oldie but goodie

n. something (or even someone) that is old but still likable. Mary is an oldie but goodie. I’m glad she’s still around.
See also: but, goodie, oldie
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Sir John Mortimer, creator of fictional barrister Rumpole of the Bailey, was named Oldie of the Year and Judith Keppel, the first pounds 1 million winner on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
The Oldie is the ideal antidote to today's preoccupation with 'yoof' culture and dumbing down.
Tickets priced pounds 37 are available by writing to Oldie Literary Lunches (Leamington), The Oldie, 45/46 Poland Street, London W1V 4AU.
The 2010 European Golden Oldies Rugby Festival will be coming to Caernarfon in June.
Al Bundy is hurting his brain trying to remember a pop golden oldie.
VETERAN comedian and writer Eric Sykes was crowned Oldie of the Year at a ceremony in central London yesterday.
Richard - who plays moaning miser Victor Meldrew - beat off competition from 007 actor Sean Connery and prison rights campaigner Lord Longford to lift the Oldie of the Year award, run by Oldie magazine editor Richard Ingrams.
What constitutes an oldie in an age when nostalgia for the sepia-toned 1990s has just begun is a subject of much debate in the radio world.
The White Cliffs of Dover singer, who turned 100 last year, got the top prize from The Oldie magazine.
He will be accompanied by Jim (coach) and senior Golden Oldie players.
And each team was composed of one Oldie and one Young Gun.
The cookery writer and judge from the hit BBC series rose to the top at The Oldie magazine's celebration lunch recognising the contribution of mature familiar faces.
20 ( ANI ): Defence and security analysts on Tuesday welcomed the historic landing of C-130J Super Hercules transport plane at the world's highest and recently-activated Daulat Beg Oldie airstrip in Ladakh near the Line of Actual Control, and said that it is a significant achievement for the Indian Air Force (IAF).
pictured, who has been voted pin-up of the year by The Oldie magazine.