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be trapped in a time warp

To remain unchanged from a time in the past, especially in an antiquated or obsolete way. ("Time warp" is sometimes hyphenated.) This town is so entrenched in its backwards ideals and moral values, like it's trapped in a time warp or something! There's nothing digital in the house—no computers, no smartphones, just a typewriter and a single rotary telephone. Talk about being trapped in a time-warp!
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Summary: New Delhi [India], November 29 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi said on Wednesday that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi could not see development in Gujarat as his mind was trapped in a time warp.
The extremist minority who slip death under cars in the middle of the night have seen to it that this country is trapped in a time warp.
Yet Westminster politics is still trapped in a time warp of tribal politics" - Vince Cable, the Liberal Democrats economics spokesman.
Why do diversity experts like Thomas feel trapped in a time warp? Because most corporations have merely replaced the term "affirmative action" with "diversity." Senior management hasn't changed the mindset of employees or modified company culture.
Similarly, we have silly men trapped in a time warp trying to save ramshackle sheds they call called pigeon crees.
Are they trapped in a time warp? Every song at their party was pre-1975.