there's nothing new under the sun

there's nothing new under the sun

There is nothing in the world that has not already happened, been seen, or been created; things exist now as they always have. Sometimes used for hyperbolic effect. Another war has broken out, and people continue to kill one another for land and ideology. There's nothing new under the sun. A: "Man, that action film had no relatable characters and a plot so thin that I can't even remember what it was about." B: "Yep, it was a standard action film, all right—there's nothing new under the sun."
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There is nothing new under the sun.

Prov. Everything that is happening now has happened before. (Biblical.) Jill: The newspaper today is shocking. Three prominent politicians have been convicted of fraud. Jane: That's not shocking. It only proves that there's nothing new under the sun.
See also: new, nothing, sun, there

nothing new under the sun

Everything has been seen before, as in Those designs take me back to the 1950s-there really is nothing new under the sun. This world-weary view was already expressed in 1382 in the Bible translation attributed to John Wycliffe's followers: "No thing under the sun is new" (Ecclesiastes 1:9).
See also: new, nothing, sun

nothing new under the sun

Everything has existed or happened before. This seemingly world-weary view was first stated in Ecclesiastes (1:9), appearing in John Wycliffe’s 1382 translation, “No thing vndir the sunne is newe.”
See also: new, nothing, sun
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