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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

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
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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
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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
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

golden oldie

A recording, film, or other entertainment item that was once very popular and is still admired. This slangy term was born in the 1960s and originally applied to phonograph records but soon was broadened. For example, “I always do my aerobics workouts to tapes of golden oldies.”
See also: golden, oldie
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