other times, other manners

other times, other manners

People of different generations or periods in history have different moral, ethical, or social standards or customs governing the way they speak, act, and interact. A: "Watching the horrible, blatant racism in old movies can be pretty startling." B: "Other times, other manners, huh?" I can still remember when you'd be a pariah if you had a child out of wedlock, but these days it's nearly more common than not. Other times, other manners, I suppose.
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other times, other manners.

Prov. Different generations or eras have different customs. Amy thought her grandchildren addressed their friends in startlingly rude terms. "But then," she reflected, "other times, other manners." Jane: The young folks today are so shocking. Why, when I was their age, you wouldn't kiss your husband in public, let alone some of the things these children do! Alan: Other times, other manners.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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