past it

past it

Of an advanced age in which one is no longer useful, skillful, or competitive in a particular activity, job, or role. I've met many women who wish to return to the workforce after raising their kids, but feel that they are too past it to find any meaningful employment. There just came a day when I realized I was past it, and that I could no longer perform my duties as the company required.
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past it

too old to be of any use or any good at anything. informal
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Simon's overhaul comes after the show's ratings dropped and people accused it of being past it's best.
In the past it's not pulled in vast crowds, so this year the organisers have added a live action element to the show.
Everytime I've been past it's sitting unused so nothing new really.
'We got direction from the Department of Energy to look into the possibility because in the past it's just the power plant.
And when Kirklees has done this in the past it's been met with criticism.
"I think it's a matter of courtesy to ask and on occasions in the past it's never been an issue," Ritchie said.
In the past it's just been left to Rooney to carry the torch.
"We didn't do that as planned on Wednesday but we have shown in the past it's all about how we bounce back.
Given the roll call of stars who have won them in the past it's always worth keeping an eye on those picking up Rising Star awards.
LETTER FROM THE PAST It's right to stand for our anthem IN Wednesday's paper, there were two photographs of two Englishmen.
I think Mr Peter Brown should seriously think about this and realise that he is not going to make any friends by keeping this eyesore that is well past it's sell by date.
"In the past it's always been a cracking encounter against Tondu and it will be good to rekindle the Cup rivalry of the 70s and 80s," added Smith.
In this 50th anniversary year, I hope fans will enjoy and be thrilled by it and all the kisses to the past it's laden with."
"In the past it's cost me a fortune to get specialists in from outside the area to do this sort of work but now we've got these skills in house and if it generates work then I can invest in apprentices and see them develop into tradesmen." Holyhead THI Project Manager Nathan Blanchard said: "This has always been part of the concept of the THI so that not only does it refurbish the town but it also revitalises building skills."
In the past it's attracted elite athletes and field runners from all over the UK and Europe.