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be caught 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 caught 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 caught in a time-warp!
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be locked 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 locked 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 locked in a time-warp!
See also: lock, time, warp

be stuck 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 stuck 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 stuck in a time-warp!
See also: stuck, time, warp

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!
See also: time, trap, warp

time warp

1. In science fiction, an occurrence of traveling forward or backward through time. The scientists activated a time warp so that Thompson could stop the war from ever happening. Traveling into the black hole acted as a time warp, sending us several millennia into the future.
2. A person, place, or thing that manifests the characteristics or aesthetics of a previous time period. The restaurant is a true time warp, delivering an authentic 1950s diner experience to its customers. The film is an odd mashup—a time warp in appearance and aesthetic to the likes of "Casablanca," while having the graphic language and gore of modern R-rated fare.
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warp and woof

The integral, fundamental aspects, elements, or constructs of something. Personal independence has been the warp and woof of our nation's identity since its inception. The examples set by our parents form the warp and woof of our lives.
See also: and, warp, woof

warped

Abnormal, disturbed, or deranged, as on an emotional, moral, or psychological level. He came back from war with some warped views about the world. A: "Did you see the new horror movie?" B: "Yeah, it was pretty warped."
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time warp

A stoppage in the passage of time; also, a distortion of time whereby an event or person could hypothetically move from one era to another. For example, Nothing in their lives has changed since the sixties; they're in a time warp, or Having a seventy-year-old actress portray a teenager-that was some time warp! This term originated in science fiction, where it signifies "a supernatural movement from one era to another," and came to be used more loosely. [c. 1950]
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warp and woof

The underlying structure or foundation of something, as in He foresaw great changes in the warp and woof of the nation's economy. This expression, used figuratively since the second half of the 1500s, alludes to the threads that run lengthwise ( warp) and crosswise ( woof) in a woven fabric.
See also: and, warp, woof

be (stuck) in a ˈtime warp

not having changed at all from a time in the past although everything else has: Her whole house seems to be stuck in a time warp. It’s like something out of the 1950s. OPPOSITE: keep up, move, etc. with the times
See also: time, warp

warped

mod. drug intoxicated. (A variant of bent.) Too many yellows made Jerry warped as the dickens.
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time warp

A distortion of space/time causing a person to remain stationary or travel back and forth in time. Originating in the mid-1900s in science fiction, the term soon was used about people or things who seemed to be caught in a particular stage of the past. Thus, Modern Railways used it in February 1986: “The collapse of the Advanced Passenger Train project has left InterCity services on the West Coast main line in a 1970 ‘time warp.’”
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